The Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q9400¹ is the first quad-core processor within the Intel® Core™2 processor product line with embedded lifecycle support. Based on Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, it features four complete execution cores within a single processor, delivering exceptional performance and responsiveness in multi-threaded and multi-tasking environments. As a result, more instructions can be carried out per clock cycle, shorter and wider pipelines execute commands more quickly, and improved bus lanes move data throughout the system faster.
The processor is validated with three different chipsets, providing a choice of flexible, quad-core-capable platforms for a wide range of embedded applications:
- Intel® Q45 Express chipset for applications such as point-of-sale (POS) terminals or digital signs in a networked retail environment. Chipset consists of the Intel® 82Q45 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) and Intel® I/O Controller Hub (ICH) 10 DO.
- Intel® Q35 Express chipset for embedded applications needing graphics, manageability, data protection and security such as interactive clients (i.e. POS terminals and interactive PCs), industrial control and automation, gaming, print imaging and network security appliances. Chipset consists of the Intel® 82Q35 GMCH and the Intel® ICH9 DO.
- Intel® 3210 chipset is a server-class chipset that includes Error Correcting Code memory for embedded applications needing high reliability, such as robotics on a factory floor, multi-function printers and network security applications.