Sim Lim Sq Walkabout: Week 12, 2008
The Sim Lim Square walkabout is back! We bring you the latest updates on what is available in Sim Lim Square right now, and where you can find the best deals!
Well, seems like the latest 45nm quad cores from Intel that are based on Penryn have finally arrived.
Two models are available at time of publication – the Q9300 and the Q9450.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
The Q9300 is a 2.5GHz part that runs on a 1333MHz system bus. However, compared to the other quad-core processors in the Q9000 family, Q9300 is the only one that offers 6MB L2 cache; the rest have the full 12MB L2 cache.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
The Q9450 is clocked only slightly faster at 2.66GHz. Well, it is just a 0.5x bump to the multiplier to 8x, up from the Q9300′s 7.5x. Do expect slightly more improvements clock-for-clock since the Q9450 comes with the full 12MB L2 cache.
The Q9300 retails for around the SGD$ 460 mark, while the Q9450 is slightly more expensive at around SGD$ 540. The former can be found at Chamoxa and Cybermind, while the latter at Bell and Chamoxa.