Average Bench: 48.8% (784th of 1316)

Based on 23,291 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 48.8% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 averaged 51.2% 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 67.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 46.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 is just 19.7%. 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 178Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 176Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,291 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.1 Memory 67.9 77.7
36 1-Core 46.8 52.4
68.3 2-Core 92.3 102
44.5% 69 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 4-Core 173 197
118 8-Core 176 199
23.8% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 178 198
12% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 75.3
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 96.1
48% 73.2 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 192
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 57
2-Core 112
51% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 188
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.7
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 97.1
44% 70.1 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 192
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 68.2
1-Core 46.7
2-Core 94.5
45% 69.8 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 179
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.9
1-Core 48.5
2-Core 95.5
44% 69.3 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 192
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.8
1-Core 47.2
2-Core 95.1
42% 67.4 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 144
20% 143 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9400 Builds (Compare 3,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $204

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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

Video Review  www.youtube.com/...


Poor

4 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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good old times when intel actually was making good cpus


Excellent

7 months ago.

cheaper then core I 3 in my contrary


Good

3 years ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


Good

2 years ago.

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


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