Average Bench: 34.3% (502nd of 985)

Based on 6,638 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 34.3% Great: 41%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 averaged 65.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 241Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 63.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 145Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,638 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.1 SC Int 63.8 76.4
30.5 SC Float 37.8 45.6
38.2 SC Mixed 47.5 56.8
39.8% 49.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 241 299
95.8 QC Float 141 171
118 QC Mixed 177 220
42.5% 186 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 MC Int 248 296
108 MC Float 145 176
133 MC Mixed 182 220
29.2% 192 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 45
SC Mixed 61.7
52% 65.1 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 243
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 246
40% 263 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 65
SC Float 38
SC Mixed 48
40% 50.3 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 152
QC Mixed 193
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 154
MC Mixed 195
31% 203 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 64.6
SC Float 38
SC Mixed 48.1
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 193
46% 200 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 192
31% 202 Pts
LGA775/PSC/TJS, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.1
SC Float 37.9
SC Mixed 48.2
40% 50.4 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 148
QC Mixed 189
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 150
MC Mixed 187
30% 199 Pts
PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.3
SC Float 38.2
SC Mixed 47.9
40% 50.5 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 183
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 188
30% 196 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.8
SC Float 37.7
SC Mixed 47.2
40% 49.6 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 139
QC Mixed 175
42% 183 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 172
28% 181 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.2
SC Float 33.8
SC Mixed 44.7
36% 45.6 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 172
41% 178 Pts
MC Int 244
MC Float 144
MC Mixed 182
29% 190 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.8
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 42.4
36% 44.3 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 131
QC Mixed 168
40% 174 Pts
MC Int 225
MC Float 131
MC Mixed 167
26% 174 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.5
SC Float 33.5
SC Mixed 34.9
32% 40 Pts
QC Int 80.3
QC Float 90.1
QC Mixed 111
21% 93.9 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 158
24% 162 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 16%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $148

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberQ9400
# of Cores4
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$180.00 - $200.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size164 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors456 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good

11 days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqaVRshEIeA&t=12s 3.76Ghz Overclock benchmarks paired with GTX 660 Ti


Excellent

4 months ago.

goooooooooooood


Excellent

3 months ago.

sdsdsd


Good

2 months ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


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