Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770


Intel started Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 sales on March 2008. This is 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 maximum frequency of 3.2 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 775 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 9.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Achitecture codename
Release date
on March 2008

Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme QX9770'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 QX9770's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64K (per core)
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
12 MB (shared)
of 8 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
Die size
2x 107 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
55 °C
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Transistor count
820 million
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX9770 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)
136 Watt
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme QX9770.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme QX9770. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX9770 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX9770 from AMD is FX-4150, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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