Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 vs Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100

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The Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 is the fastest dual-core CPU of the Core 2 series for laptops. As all Core 2 Extreme CPUs it offers an unlocked multiplicator and is therefore easy to overclock (usually in the BIOS). The X9100 was later substituted by the Core 2 Duo T9900 with the same clock rate but a cheaper price tag. The T9900 offers a better TDP of 35 Watt but has a fixed multiplicator (only drawback). Futhermore, the T9900 offers some newer features as Turbo Boost and C1E state.

Due to the high clock rate of 3 GHz, the Core 2 Extreme X9100 offers enough performance for all games and applications in 2009 and possibly also 2010. In most applications (escpecially most games), it is faster than the low clocked Core 2 Quad CPUs (like Q9000, QX9300). Modern Core i7 CPUs with high Turbo frequencies are the only CPUs that are faster than the X9100 on average.

 

The X9100 uses a Penryn core that features 2 integer units, 1 floating point unit, 1 load unit, and 1 store unit in a 14-stages long pipeline. Due to the Wide Dynamic Execution Technology, the core is able to simultaneously execute up to four instructions.

The integrated Enhanced Speedstep is able to downclock the core dynamically as low as 800 MHz to save power (in idle mode).

The Core 2 Duo X9100 can be used in a Socket P socket with 479 pins.

 

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000

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The Core 2 Extreme X9000 was the fastest and most expensive mobile Core 2 CPU at the time of announcement. It features a higher power consumption of 44 W compared to other Core 2 Duo processors. Later the X9100 substituted the X9000 as fastest dual core CPU and the P9700 offered the same performance of the X9000 at only 25 Watt TDP (and a lower price tag).

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
Intel Core 2 ExtremeIntel Core 2 Extreme
PenrynPenryn
: Core 2 Extreme Penryn
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 (compare)2530 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X91003060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Extreme X90002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 (compare)2530 MHz4 / 4
Intel Core 2 Extreme X91003060 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X90002800 MHz2 / 2
3060 MHz2800 MHz
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128 KB128 KB
6 MB6 MB
2 / 22 / 2
44 44
410 410
45 45 1.0-1.275V
107 mm2107 mm2
105 °C105 °C
Socket PPGA478
SSE4.1, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, 64 Bit, Trusted Execution TechnologyVirtualization, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit
$851 U.S.$851 U.S.
Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3341     avg: 3833.5     median: 3833 (42%)     max: 4326 Points
min: 3070     avg: 3189     median: 3072 (34%)     max: 3425 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6075     avg: 7299     median: 7440 (11%)     max: 8382 Points
min: 5818     avg: 6083.7     median: 5843 (9%)     max: 6590 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
46 seconds (9%)
29 seconds (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2499     avg: 2832.3     median: 2810 (19%)     max: 3188 Points
min: 2532     avg: 2552     median: 2554 (17%)     max: 2570 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 1280x800
2544 Points (89%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.4 Seconds (3%)
min: 16     avg: 16.7     median: 16 (3%)     max: 17 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
33.6 Seconds (1%)
40.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
906.1 Seconds (4%)
min: 1092     avg: 1115     median: 1115 (5%)     max: 1138 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
32472 MIPS (15%)
min: 22914     avg: 24344.5     median: 24344 (12%)     max: 25775 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
24450 MFLOPS (19%)
min: 18932     avg: 19711     median: 19711 (15%)     max: 20490 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 7203     avg: 7575     median: 7575 (48%)     max: 7947 Points
min: 7036     avg: 7391.7     median: 7470 (47%)     max: 7669 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
5.6 Points (80%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6208     avg: 6433     median: 6433 (9%)     max: 6658 Points
5613 Points (8%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 → 92%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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