Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
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Year of release 2008
Performance 3.71


Intel started Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 sales on March 2008. This is an Yorkfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 136 Watt and a maximum temperature of 55 °C. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1348
Value for money0.72
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameYorkfield (2007−2009)
Release dateMarch 2008
(14 years old)
Current price$373 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache12 MB (shared)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size2x 107 mm2
Maximum core temperature56 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)55 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors820 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX9770 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)136 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme QX9770. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme QX9770's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Extreme QX9770. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Extreme QX9770 3.71
  • Passmark


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Core 2 Extreme QX9770 4611

Is Core 2 Extreme QX9770 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX9770 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Core 2 Extreme QX9770 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX9770 by AMD is Ryzen Embedded V1500B, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B Ryzen Embedded V1500B

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Extreme QX9770:

AMD FX-8320E 107.82
AMD FX-8140 105.66
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Core i7-2600S Core i7 2600S
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (95W) Phenom II X6 1055T (95W)
Intel Core i5-2500K Core i5 2500K
Intel Core i5-2500 Core i5 2500
Intel Core i7-2600 Core i7 2600
Intel Core i5-2400 Core i5 2400

Best GPUs for Core 2 Extreme QX9770

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