Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300


Intel started Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 sales on August 2008. This is Penryn architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2530 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket P processor with a TDP of 45 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 16.90 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Core 2 Extreme
Achitecture codename
Release date
on August 2008

Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme QX9300's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Extreme QX9300's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.53 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
1066 MHz
L1 cache
64 KB
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
6 MB (per die)
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
Die size
2x 107 mm2
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX9300 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme QX9300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)

Security technologies

Core 2 Extreme QX9300 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme QX9300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark06 CPU


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core


Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme QX9300 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX9300 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX9300 from AMD is Ryzen 7 3700U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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