Intel Q9450 benchmark

Hello everyone,

It seems to me that alot of people here haven't seen the new Intel Q9450 (Yorkfield) benchmarks yet... Well, here are some of the results compared to the Q6600. Note that this has been done long times ago...

Enjoy... ;)
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  1. The Q9450 should be faster clock per clock but it is almost useless to compare them at different clock speeds. Also most of us are awaiting OC performance to see if there is much of an advantage over the cheaper Q6600 at 3.4 -3.6ghz on air.
  2. Well it atleast gives you some idea of how it will perform
  3. So far it seems that the Q9450/x3350 has performance gains roughly equal to a Q6600 clocked 400mhz higher. 1M Super Pi run at 3.44ghz was 13.88 sec. My Q6600 at 3.46ghz posts only a 15.484 sec time and that was about what the x3350 does at 3.08ghz.
  4. I heard from a buddy (whom I do not put all my stock into...so this is just possibly water-cooler talk) that someone got to test out the Q9450 and was able to OC it to 4.6 on air. I personally find that hard to believe, but if that's even close to true....then the Q9450 should be absolutely incredible!
  5. stabgotham said:
    I heard from a buddy (whom I do not put all my stock into...so this is just possibly water-cooler talk) that someone got to test out the Q9450 and was able to OC it to 4.6 on air. :non: I personally find that hard to believe, but if that's even close to true....then the Q9450 should be absolutely incredible!


    He must have gotten a very special ES Q9450 that Intel has been holding back to screw over the enthusiast crowd. :heink:

    Let's see...with an 8x multi that's 575 FSB :lol:

    People are running into problems above 440 with fans on the NB so even getting to 500 with these quads is going to a feat!
  6. To get 4.6GHz, you'd need to get your FSB up to 575MHz. I think your buddy is full of horse puckey... Air or water, don't matter. Get him to post some proof; I'd be happy to see it, as an X3350 owner.

    Clint
  7. cneufeld, what do you have your x3350 at now. Did you post any benchies?
  8. No, I have to replace the push-pins on my Scythe Ninja cooler before I can do any overclocking (too many installs), and I'm putting in faster RAM as well. So nothing yet.

    This guy got his at the same time as I did, from the same place, so I've been following his progress. He's more advanced than I'll probably ever get. I'm not one to stretch for the last MHz.

    http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&forum=216&threadid=1615454&pagenumber=3&subpage=1

    This guy got to 4GHz on air, apparently:
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=181781&page=3

    Clint
  9. Did you try the plastic screw/nut trick from Home Depot?
  10. No, what's that trick? I went and bought a $15 heat sink, and was going to strip the push-pins off that. But I was going to wait till I got my RAM before I cracked the case open again.

    Clint
  11. Get some small plastic screws with washers and nuts and use the screws to anchor your cooler bracket in place of the push pins.
  12. CNeufeld said:
    No, I have to replace the push-pins on my Scythe Ninja cooler before I can do any overclocking (too many installs), and I'm putting in faster RAM as well. So nothing yet.

    This guy got his at the same time as I did, from the same place, so I've been following his progress. He's more advanced than I'll probably ever get. I'm not one to stretch for the last MHz.

    http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&forum=216&threadid=1615454&pagenumber=3&subpage=1

    This guy got to 4GHz on air, apparently:
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=181781&page=3

    Clint


    Awesome links! I enjoyed reading those very much. If that guy can get to 4.0 on air that's one hell of a feat. I'm excited to find out how much further someone can go and what someone can do on water.
  13. TX buddy. I’ve been scouting the net for a comparative review between the Q9450 and the Q6600, but to no avail. It looks like an average performance gain of 14%. Not really worth getting exited over, I’d rather wait till the mid level stock 1600 fsb chips hit the shelves.
    Does any body know when?
  14. If you can find a cheap QX6*** chip, there proving faster and more overclockable than the Q9450, unless of course 65nm technology is too old for you lol.
  15. I find it interesting how that site used a B2 stepping Q6600(the 105w TDP gives it away). For OC that one wont be the most ideal as a G0 will OC better using less power.
  16. My 9450 seems to be stonewalled at 3.4, on a 680i w/water.

    Runs cool and stable at that, darn near stock volts too, but 427 fsb or so seems as high as it wants to go. More voltage, looser timings, nothing seems to help past that.

    It will post, but blue screens after P95 is fired up.

    My northbridge is smokin hot as well, almost 30c higher than it ever was on a 6600, or 6750.
  17. I'd 1)Hold off until 45nm has higher multipliers, has more mature steppings, and the "mysteries" of it's OC ability are well known.

    or 2)If you CAN'T hold off, I'd go Q6600 for sure, and OC it best I can, and let it tide me over for a LONG time.

    8x Multi? Yeah, they know that these are OC beasts. If they were unlocked I bet you can get them to 4.7Ghz easy with a good cooler. I wouldn't give Intel my money if they pull that. The Q6600 at this point is the only "deal" in town.

    I do like the idea of 45nm and the new gate materials, but man, it is just too bad about the multi.
  18. NOT SURE OF THE FELLOWS NAME (HE IS RIGHT) AS I ONLY READ THROUGH THEM QUICKLY

    AS A BEGINNER TO THIS AT 41 MY Q9450 ON A 790I STRIKER11 I WAS ABLE TO GET IT ON VISTA ULTIMATE TO 3.599 WHICH WAS JUST SHY OF 1800 FSB
    THATS USING ASUS AUTO SETTINGS WITH THE OC AS A Q9770 ON EXTREME SETTING
    THEN ALWAYS TOTAL DATA CORRUPTION AND THEN DAYS TO SORT IT OUT.

    JUST FOR YOUR INTEREST .
    (MAYBE SOMBODY IN THE KNOW COULD DO BETTER)

    THAT WAS ON AIR TO SORRY ZALMAN 9700 ONE WITH GREEN LIGHT 4GB CORSIAR 1600 RAM FOR SLI
    ENGTX 280 X 2
  19. why are you bumping and decussing a almost 10 month thread??? why are people posting in 10month to 2 year old thread's?
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