Intel Core i7-840QM vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

10 %
10 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

13 %
17 %
30% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
28% slightly better multitasking score
7 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

8 %
14% slightly better heavy workload score
7 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

23% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

28% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
2 GHz
25% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
111% significantly lower TDP
95 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,125th of 1,337
1,140th of 1,337


The product line


Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2010
August 2008

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-840QM vs Core 2 Quad Q8200 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-840QM performs better than the Core 2 Quad Q8200. Despite this, the Core 2 Quad Q8200 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-840QM has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core 2 Quad Q8200 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-840QM. A Core i7-840QM CPU outputs less heat than a Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-840QM has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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