Average Bench: 28.2% (610th of 1184)

Based on 12,683 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 20%Average: 28.2% Great: 32%
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 92.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 is just 12.5%. 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 12,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 1-Core 46.9 54.1
70.5 2-Core 92.9 105
32.9% 69.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 176 208
126 8-Core 178 206
24.1% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 64-Core 179 206
12% 179 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 115
40% 86.3 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 223
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.9
2-Core 113
38% 81.8 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 206
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 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 96.5
34% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 194
26% 194 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 48.5
2-Core 96.5
34% 72.5 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 96.1
34% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 191
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 93.7
33% 70.6 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 182
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 96.4
34% 72.4 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 167
22% 159 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)
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 96.2
34% 72.1 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 148
21% 150 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9400 Builds (Compare 6,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Below average Total price: $200

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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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26 days ago.

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


Good

28 days ago.

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


Poor

1 day ago.

it is best


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Good old times when intel actually was making good cpus


Good

22 months ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


Good

5 months ago.

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


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