Average Bench: 28.1% (610th of 1182)

Based on 12,529 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 28.1% Great: 34%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 averaged 71.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 46.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 93.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 is just 14.7%. 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 180Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.1 1-Core 46.9 55
71.9 2-Core 93.2 110
33% 70.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 4-Core 175 213
125 8-Core 178 215
24.1% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 64-Core 180 215
12.1% 180 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57
2-Core 113
40% 84.9 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 224
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 96
34% 72.3 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 96.2
34% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 187
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.6
2-Core 96.2
34% 72.4 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 183
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,432,304 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9400 Builds (Compare 5,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $220

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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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4 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Good old times when intel actually was making good cpus


Good

20 months ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


Good

3 months ago.

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


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