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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100


$851.00 Released December, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Twice the L2 cache and a better clock speed than the Q9000. Compatible with a wide variety of motherboards, well supported by everyone in the computer industry. Generally runs fairly cool, doesn't need any special cooling system beyond a basic CPU fan.

The Cons:Big price jump over the Q9000 without a big jump in performance. A few years old now, has been replaced by other CPUs that run faster and at a better price.

Introduced in December 2008, the Core 2 Quad Q9100 is a quadcore mobile CPU from Intel. Featuring a clockspeed of 2.26GHz, 12MB (2 x 6MB) of L2 cache and a 45W TDP - only 10W higher than Intel's mainstream mobile dual core offerings - the Q9100 is one of the first quadcore mobile processors.

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Especially important for professionals that require a high amount of processing power, the quadcore design of the Q9100 allows for unparalleled multi-threaded performance in a mobile package.

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    twice the L2 cache and a better clock speed than the Q9000

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    compatible with a wide variety of motherboards, well supported by everyone in the computer industry

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    generally runs fairly cool, doesn't need any special cooling system beyond a basic CPU fan

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    easy to mount, very much just a matter of plugging it in

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    keeps the system running lag-free, very difficult to overload it and cause lag

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    easy to overclock with most BIOS systems

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    big price jump over the Q9000 without a big jump in performance

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    a few years old now, has been replaced by other CPUs that run faster and at a better price

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