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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:21 pm

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

With the economy still chugging along not too many people are thinking about buying a processor above $300, so today we will be looking at the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor. This 45nm processor retails for just $169.99 online, which makes it interesting due to the price point alone. Read on to see how this 2.33GHz processor with a 1333MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache does against over 20 other processors!

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"Seeing the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor (4MB Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333MHz FSB) trade blows with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) was very impressive. Why is that impressive? Back in 2007 when the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor was launched it cost $851 in 1,000 quantities. When the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 was released it was available for just $245 in 1,000 quantities. The actual street price today on an Intel Q8200 is just $169.99, so you are getting a great performing chip at a fraction of what it cost just two years ago. Not to mention that the processor we looked at today was built on a newer 45nm processor, uses less power since it is a 65W TDP part and is even more environmentally friendly thanks to being halide and lead free..."


Article Title: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $169.99 shipped
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby Gomeler » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:16 pm

Interesting chip. This chip would have sold like hot cakes to crunchers a year ago but I fear Core i7 offers a more viable and efficient platform. For the average consumer looking for a drop-in replacement, this chip would be great for those running E2xxx and E4xxx series chips and looking for a modest boost in performance. Even more interesting, this chip, when overclocked, competes with the Phenom II X4 940.. interesting :-k
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby martini161 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:31 pm

the 7x multi really kills it for me. my q6600 can run at 400mhz with the 9x multi 24/7 stable, but only with 1.5125 volts :?
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:07 pm

oh and I also forgot... I have included the AMD Phenom II X4 920 and AMD Phenom II X4 940 processors in the charts for the very first time since Chris did the Phenom II launch article.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby jebo_4jc » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:23 pm

I would love to know more about temps.

Like you mentioned Nathan, this would go great in an htpc/sff

did you keep any temp data in your testing?
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby FeRaL » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:32 pm

Gomeler wrote:Interesting chip. This chip would have sold like hot cakes to crunchers a year ago but I fear Core i7 offers a more viable and efficient platform. For the average consumer looking for a drop-in replacement, this chip would be great for those running E2xxx and E4xxx series chips and looking for a modest boost in performance. Even more interesting, this chip, when overclocked, competes with the Phenom II X4 940.. interesting :-k


Indeed, nothing like a little speed boost for a couple of clams instead of a full platform upgrade. I really like the fact that it comes in three flavors ta boot. And, as you said, the sad thing is that it even competes in some areas with the Phenom II x4 940. The way things are going, I can only see AMD hanging on in the CPU market and making advances in the GPU market. If only AMD had a marketing department that was worth a damn they could at least get some marketing spin out there about there.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:57 pm

jebo_4jc wrote:I would love to know more about temps.

Like you mentioned Nathan, this would go great in an htpc/sff

did you keep any temp data in your testing?


I got just the OEM processor, so I didn't get the retail HSF with this one and not sure what it comes with since it is a 65W part. I can give you the numbers i'm seeing under water, but that wont help most people.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby werty316 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:11 pm

Interesting CPU but the 7x multiplier is a turn off :lol:
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby gwolfman » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:10 am

Weren't many of the Core 2's overrated in terms of TDP anyways? I doubt that the stock Q8200 was a true 95W part and this magical 'S' drop it down 30W to 65W. IMO a non-binned Q8200 was probably around 75W or so anyways. However, it is nice to see more options in terms of lowering power/heat requirements while keeping performance up.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby hnzw_rui » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:32 pm

*sigh* Choices, choices... No VT, I'm assuming? Really tempted to buy this one but clock's a bit slower than my E7200 and I can't overclock.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby GI-JOE » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:10 pm

I wouldn't mind having this low power quad core goodness! :mrgreen:
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby cardnyl » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:07 pm

gwolfman wrote:Weren't many of the Core 2's overrated in terms of TDP anyways? I doubt that the stock Q8200 was a true 95W part and this magical 'S' drop it down 30W to 65W. IMO a non-binned Q8200 was probably around 75W or so anyways. However, it is nice to see more options in terms of lowering power/heat requirements while keeping performance up.


Unless I missed it the older 95w version wasn't included for the power consumption tests which could easily answer this question.
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Re: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:28 pm

cardnyl wrote:
gwolfman wrote:Weren't many of the Core 2's overrated in terms of TDP anyways? I doubt that the stock Q8200 was a true 95W part and this magical 'S' drop it down 30W to 65W. IMO a non-binned Q8200 was probably around 75W or so anyways. However, it is nice to see more options in terms of lowering power/heat requirements while keeping performance up.


Unless I missed it the older 95w version wasn't included for the power consumption tests which could easily answer this question.


If I had a 95W Q8200 I would have included it! Sorry, can't own them all.
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