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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000

Intel Q9000

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 is a quad core laptop processor (with 4 cores) that offers only 2.0 GHz clock speed. The slow core clock leads to a bad performance in single or dual threaded applications (like games from 2008 and beyond).

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 is based on two Penryn dies with each 3MB level 2 cache both produced in 45nm. The chip supports the "Dual Dynamic Acceleration" technique for an automated overclocking of cores (similar to Turbo Boost). With this feature, the Q9000 can overclock one core, when all others are in the deep sleep mode (idle).

The performance of the Core 2 Quad Q9000 is not very good for single threaded applications due to the low core clock speed of 2 GHz. Therefore, most games in 2009 did only run as fast, as on a 2 GHz dual core entry level Core 2 Duo (which is much cheaper). Only some professional applications (like rendering) may perform noticeable better due to the four cores. Therefore, the Q9000 is only suited for a small user group (all others should choose a high clocked Core 2 Duo for the same money).

The power consumption of the Core Q9000 processor is relatively high (as it consists out of two 2 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU dies). Due to the 45 Watt TDP (16.45 - 74.35 Watt min to max consumption) the CPU is only suited for large laptops with good cooling solutions.

SeriesIntel Core 2 Quad
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Front Side Bus1066 MHz
Level 2 Cache6134 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features0.9-1.25V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketPGA478
FeaturesVirtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, SSE4.1
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $348 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000

Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 610.8      avg: 1147.3 (14%)     median: 647 (8%)     max: 2184 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 19.5      avg: 20.3 (4%)     median: 20.3 (4%)     max: 21 seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5455      avg: 7508 (19%)     median: 7850.5 (20%)     max: 8355 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2555      avg: 2917.5 (33%)     median: 2925 (33%)     max: 3228 Points
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7125      avg: 7288 (46%)     median: 7229 (45%)     max: 7510 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.37      avg: 2.4 (13%)     median: 2.4 (13%)     max: 2.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2643      avg: 2643 (31%)     median: 2643 (31%)     max: 2643 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8584      avg: 8584 (24%)     median: 8584 (24%)     max: 8584 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2345      avg: 2418.7 (36%)     median: 2425 (36%)     max: 2483 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7489      avg: 8120.9 (23%)     median: 8008 (23%)     max: 8699 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 21      avg: 22.4 (5%)     median: 22 (5%)     max: 25 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 53      avg: 54.8 (2%)     median: 54 (2%)     max: 59 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1281      avg: 1341.8 (6%)     median: 1341 (6%)     max: 1416 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 36460      avg: 36780 (17%)     median: 36812 (17%)     max: 37068 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 25492      avg: 26965.7 (21%)     median: 26000 (20%)     max: 29405 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (88%)     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
0% 100%
min: 5.8      avg: 5.9 (84%)     median: 5.9 (84%)     max: 5.9 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00019288063049316s +0.289s ... 0.29s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.29s

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core 2 Quad

» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   2.26 GHz / 12 MB
» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD A-Series A8-5557M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)