madshrimps.be: When Geeks Computer Parts lists Intel E4300, E4400, and E4500 within $1 difference in price ($124), I could not help to request the E4500 for a spin. Intel E4500 is with new M0 stepping rather than previous L2 stepping. The new stepping has lower range of CPU voltage (Vcore). Since not many reviews are out with this particular processor, I thought it would be interesting to find out how the new stepping differs from the old.
hardwarelogic.com: Ever since Intel released their Core 2 Duo line of computer chips, they've been winning the war for processor supremacy. And not only at the high end of the spectrum, their more affordable dual and quad core chips have shown better performance than their AMD competition at similar price points which leaves consumers hard pressed to take the AMD route.
techgage.com: The wait for an affordable 45nm Quad-Core is now over, and the Q9450 promises to become the ultimate choice of the new offerings. It's not much slower than the QX9650, offers 12MB of cache and as expected, has some fantastic overclocking ability. How does 3.44GHz stable sound?
/proc/cpuinfo output for one Intel Core i5 M 450 core.