Average Bench: 31.3% (690th of 1206)

Based on 15,154 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 31.3% Great: 35%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 averaged 68.6% 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 47Pts
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 11.6%. 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 181Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.9 1-Core 47 52.5
71.4 2-Core 93.2 105
33% 70.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 4-Core 177 202
131 8-Core 179 205
24.2% 178 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 64-Core 181 203
12.2% 181 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, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.5
2-Core 110
40% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 228
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.9
2-Core 96.6
34% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 184
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 47.8
2-Core 95.5
34% 71.7 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 182
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 34.3
2-Core 68
24% 51.2 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 135
18% 129 Pts
64-Core 136
9% 136 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9400 Builds (Compare 6,873 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: 33% - Below average Total price: $202

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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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24 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

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Un procesador bastante eficiente y eficaz para su tiempo, capacidades rebasadas para los sistemas operativos latentes de su tiempo. En la actualidad se sonroja, pero no palidece ante los nuevos sistemas operativos. En verdad una joya de sus tiempos.


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Good old times when intel actually was making good cpus


Good

24 months ago.

Considering its age, it performs quite well in recent games


Good

7 months ago.

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


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