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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550


$530.00 Released March, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:One of the most powerful CPUs, even today with i7. 95W TDP is good compared to AMD quadcores and i7. Built on the latest 45nm fabrication process - lower power draw, higher clock speeds, less waste heat produced.

The Cons:New generation of processors now available. 95W TDP is still rather hot. Expensive.

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful. The Q9550 codenamed "Yorkfield", features two 6 MB of L2 cache which gives a total of 12 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 2.83 GHz, and a front side bus of 1333MHz.

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The CPU is manufactured on a 45nm die and contains 4 processor cores. Designed to deliver a high power efficiency, it has a Thermal Design Power of 95W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Quad.

Features

  • Core Clock Speed: 2.83GHz
  • L2-cache: 2 x 6144KB
  • Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
  • Thermal Design Power: 95W
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Release Date: March, 2008    
  • Price: $530

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Pros
  • 4

    one of the most powerful CPUs, even today with i7

  • 4

    95W TDP is good compared to AMD quadcores and i7

  • 3

    built on the latest 45nm fabrication process - lower power draw, higher clock speeds, less waste heat produced

  • 3

    high performance for both single threaded applications and those that fully utilize multiple cores - 4 x 2.83GHz stock

  • 2

    available in a 65W low power version

Cons
  • 3

    new generation of processors now available

  • 1

    95W TDP is still rather hot

  • 1

    expensive

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