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Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:35 am

Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor is the entry level 45nm quad-core processor from Intel, but that doesn't mean it doesn't perform well! This 45nm quad-core 'Yorkfield' processor is operates at 2.50 GHz with a 1333MHz FSB and 6MB L2 cache. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor should be a decent overclocker as it has a 7.5 multiplier. Just how high can you get the FSB is the question as the multiplier is a bit low to reach much higher than 4GHz.

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Intel has a winner on their hands with the Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor. At $285.99 shipped to your door it is priced higher than any AMD Phenom quad-core processor, but rightly so as our benchmarking showed it out performing Phenom in every benchmark except memory bandwidth. Not too shabby for the entry level 45nm quad-core processor!


Article Title: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby skier » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:37 am

I guess intel really did strike gold with all their new 45nm CPUs
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:48 pm

nice review! im having trouble which way i want to go on the upgrade path. e8400 or a quad :-k pretty set on an x38 or x48 though. how much does the Q9450 cost? and it has a 8 multi right?
EDIT: the pic next to the reveiw on the mainpage shows to dies. is this a native quad core or two duals on one die like the q6X00 series?
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Zertz » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:13 pm

martini161 wrote:EDIT: the pic next to the reveiw on the mainpage shows to dies. is this a native quad core or two duals on one die like the q6X00 series?


2 dual cores on a chip, native quads (octo?) are coming next fall with Nehalem!
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:20 pm

martini161 wrote:nice review! im having trouble which way i want to go on the upgrade path. e8400 or a quad :-k pretty set on an x38 or x48 though. how much does the Q9450 cost? and it has a 8 multi right?
EDIT: the pic next to the reveiw on the mainpage shows to dies. is this a native quad core or two duals on one die like the q6X00 series?


The picture is the Intel press image of the 45nm penryn quadcore, which would be yorkfield. Here is a bigger labeled shot of the same thing.

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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:31 pm

hmm when will intel native quads come out?
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:35 pm

When Nehalem does!
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:29 pm

well i dont think im waiting that long!
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Zertz » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:41 pm

Apoptosis wrote:When Nehalem does!


Q4 2008?
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:05 pm

let's put it this way... If AMD was ahead of Intel in terms of desktop processor performance Nehalem would already be out or just weeks away. Intel is in a nice position to where they don't have to rush anything really.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:30 pm

yeah but then problems like the original phenom stepings would pop up. do you by any chance have a 9450 yet? :mrgreen:
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby FeRaL » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:19 pm

A 9450 sure would be nice to get in my hands...

Great review as always. :supz:
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review - 45nm Yorkfield

Postby Wildfire788 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:48 pm

Just ordered my Q9300! Will let you guys know how it runs :)
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