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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
Series: Core 2 Quad Penryn
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100 compare2.26 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Core 2 Quad Q90002 GHz4 / 4
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Front Side Bus1066
Level 2 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Features45 nm0.9-1.25V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketPGA478
FeaturesVirtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, SSE4.1
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$348 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2345     avg: 2405     median: 2396 (21%)     max: 2483 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7489     avg: 8059     median: 8008 (13%)     max: 8699 points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2555     avg: 2841     median: 2863 (16%)     max: 2989 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 22     avg: 22.8     median: 22 (5%)     max: 25 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 53     avg: 55     median: 54 (2%)     max: 59 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1281     avg: 1342     median: 1335.5 (6%)     max: 1416 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 36460     avg: 36780     median: 36812 (17%)     max: 37068 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 25492     avg: 26966     median: 26000 (20%)     max: 29405 MFLOPS
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Prozessor
5.8 Points (83%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 5455     avg: 7268     median: 7850.5 (9%)     max: 7917 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Acer Aspire 7738g (NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, 17.30")
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Acer Aspire 8935G (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, 18.40")
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Acer Aspire 8935G-904G1TBwn (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, 18.40")
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Advent 6555 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, 17.00")
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Asus G51VX (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 15.60")
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Asus G72GX (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 17.30")
» Review Asus G72GX Gaming Notebook - Review
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Asus Lamborghini VX5 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M, 16.10")
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Asus N61Vn (NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, 16.00")
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Asus N71 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, 17.30")
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Asus W90Vp (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, 18.40")
» Review Asus W90VP Gaming Notebook - Review
» Asus W90Vp - External Review

Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.40")
» Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670 - External Review

Gateway P-7808u (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS, 17.00")
» Gateway P-7808u - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-2005eg (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 17.30")
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HP Pavilion dv7-2185DX (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 17.30")
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HP Pavilion dv7-2270us (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 17.30")
» HP Pavilion dv7-2270us - External Review

Medion The Touch X9613 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M, 24.00")
» Review Medion The Touch X9613 - All in One Touch PC - Review

MSI GT628 (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M, 15.40")
» Review MSI GT628 Gaming-Notebook - Review
» MSI GT628 - External Review

MSI GT628Q (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M, 15.40")
» MSI GT628Q - External Review

MSI Megabook GT627Q (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS, 15.40")
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MSI Megabook GT725 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, 17.00")
» MSI Megabook GT725Q - External Review

Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030 (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT, 17.00")
» Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030 - External Review

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX, 17.00")
» Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Core 2 Quad

» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   4x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   4x 2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Celeron N4120
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core M-5Y10c
   2x 0.8 GHz - 2 GHz
+ Intel Core M-5Y10a
   2x 0.8 GHz - 2 GHz
+ AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   4x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core M-5Y10
   2x 0.8 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   4x 2 GHz
- Intel Core i7-2617M
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-3439Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2.3 GHz
- AMD A9-9425
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- AMD A9-9420e
   2x - 2.5 GHz
- AMD A9-9420
   2x 3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)