T9300 vs. T9500 ~ Need advice!

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  1. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    I'm already getting the "Intel® 45nm "Penryn" Core™2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz w/6MB L2 On-die cache - 800MHz FSB" in my new Sager when I buy it. But I was wondering about the "Intel® 45nm "Penryn" Core™2 Duo T9500 2.6GHz w/6MB L2 On-die cache - 800MHz FSB" which comes for an extra $225. Now it has the same cache and the clock speed has a really tiny increase. Is this really worth it, because I might just be ready to spend for it. Nothing really special about it, right ? It's not Core 2 Extreme or anything?
    And a side question, what exactly is so special about core 2 extreme (other than higher clock speeds) ? Is it available as a notebook processor? And the quad core ?
     
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    The extreme processors have unlocked multipliers, so you can overclock them by simply increasing the multiplier in the bios, this only works if the computer's bios supports it though.

    I don't think the T9500 is worth it, you'd be paying several hundred dollars more for a 0.1 ghz increase in the processor speed as compared to the T9300.
     
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    So I thought...
     
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    There is nothing special about the T9500 compared to a T9300 except the extra 100mhz clock speed.

    It has to be one of the most pointless intel processors of all time.
     
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    lol Maybe if it would have had a larger cache like 8MB it would have appealed to people bothering to buy it. But $225 for 100Mhz is just making me ROFLMFAO :p that's like $2.25 per Mhz :p LITERALLY.
     
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    Same like others said, it is an useless upgrade. Sure, if you don't care about money you can get it, but you could say the same for the X9000.
     
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    What's the X9000 ? And well, this thread confirms it. I'm going with the T9300, because I do care about money. :)
     
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    The X9000 is an extreme processor, same FSB and L2 cache as the T9300 and T9500, but it's processor speed is 2.8 ghz and it can be overclocked.
     
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    To answer that question, quad cores aren't available in laptops yet, unless you get a laptop with a desktop processor because those do exist.

    Montevina, the 5th generation Centrino platform, is set to include the first notebook designed quad core processor. Montevina is due for release later this year.
     
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    Partially true, because it will only be one, an extreme version and it will cost around 1k. Q3 or Q4 will bring more CPUs.
     
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