Average Bench: 52.1% (679th of 1293)

Based on 5,041 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00010677 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 52.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9450 averaged 47.9% 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 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 48.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9450 is just 18.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9450 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 184Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,041 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 Memory 73.2 83.8
39 1-Core 48.2 60.7
74.7 2-Core 95.8 120
47% 72.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 181 230
132 8-Core 184 233
24.9% 183 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 64-Core 185 231
12.4% 185 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 82.7
1-Core 57.7
2-Core 115
55% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 224
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 93.7
48% 73 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 165
25% 177 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 75
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 95
48% 72.7 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 192
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 73.6
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 96.5
47% 72.7 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 191
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 46.5
2-Core 90.4
45% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 121
22% 150 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 47
2-Core 93.6
45% 70.3 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 170
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.5
1-Core 46.6
2-Core 96.1
44% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 188
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.6
1-Core 48
2-Core 92.5
44% 68.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 153
23% 165 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9450 Builds (Compare 207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 10%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage Formula

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $380

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9450 (12M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberQ9450
# of Cores4
Cache12 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityYes

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 Size214 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors820 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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3 months ago.

still use this processor today. running flawlessly for 9 years. abit ix38 quad motherboard and gskill 1333 ram, 8gb ddr2. rx470 graphics card and intel ssd. she remains my only and primary system. uptime= pretty much all the time for 9 years. replaced three power supplies over the years. using Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus for past year and no problems. love this system. bulletproof.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Easy to upgrade to a higher standard 2,67 to 3,2 is easy peasy


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