Average Bench: 49.6% (743rd of 1276)

Based on 19,060 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 49.6% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 averaged 50.3% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 69.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 47.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,060 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.6 Memory 69.1 78
36.5 1-Core 47.1 55
71.7 2-Core 93.1 109
45% 69.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 4-Core 176 212
124 8-Core 178 217
24.2% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 64-Core 179 217
12% 179 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 94.9
48% 73.1 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 187
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 96.5
47% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 192
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 96
46% 71.1 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 192
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 46.7
2-Core 94.7
45% 70.1 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 186
26% 186 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 45.1
2-Core 87.7
46% 68.8 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 168
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 96.4
45% 70.5 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 188
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 70.3
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 89.3
45% 69.3 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 128
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,910,581 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9400 Builds (Compare 2,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $196

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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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2 months ago.

Still use it in a system I built in 2014, and with full RAM and a good GPU still holds up well.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Un procesador impresionante que rinde de buena manera, una verdadera máquina de su tiempo, es verdad que está rebasado, sin embargo, la edad no se le ve tanto, cumple y siempre es grato trabajar con él.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Iv used the core 2 qaud q9400 for a good time from 2017 and its still going good


Excellent

21 months ago.

Good old times when intel actually was making good cpus


Good

2 years ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


Good

18 months ago.

An overclocked 2008 CPU that could match the performance of a 4th gen Core i3...


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