Q9450 or Q9400? worth the money?

i read some reviews that said the Q9400 is better and i read some that said the Q9450 is :heink:
so can someone give me a the final answer?
leave the price different,like how much % different there is to wich 1
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  1. The 9450 is definitely better - it has 12MB of cache instead of the 6MB of the 9400.
  2. The Q9450 has twice the L2 Cache at 12mb (q9400 has 6mb) so naturally it will be better.

    With current pricing, personall i would go with the Q6600, yes its slower and cache is at 8mb (between the 2 others) and yes its still on 65nm compared to 45nm. But it will Overclock to equivilent speeds of the other 2 at ~$100 less cost.
  3. this is a no brainer... Q9550 FTW :)
    $324.00 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz @newegg

    $329.00 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB @newegg
  4. yeah
  5. q9400 is new stepping? it might make it better overclocker and cooler running is not the E0?
  6. So the Q9400 is better than the Q9450.
    I think that the Q9400 is actually replacing the Q9450 even if it has onlty 6MB cache.
    It's not easy to get the Q9450.
    I searched on Ebay there are few offering it.
    the Q9400 is much more available.

    So maybe the Q9400 has a little advantage on the Q9450 in term of performance.
  7. If you're near a Fry's Electronics, they may have the Q9540 for $269 (retail box). I picked up one last week. Today they have the Q9400 w/cheapo ECS mobo for $249.

    I bought the Q9450 and it's a decent overclocker. Can't get over 450 FSB though (tried 2 procs and P45 and P35). Supposedly someone got the Q9400 to 4.0.

    Under $300, I'd think they're all right for the price. I bought my Q6600 when it was that much. If this will be your first quad then consider the Q6600, they're around $175 now.
  8. lee-gamer said:
    So the Q9400 is better than the Q9450.
    I think that the Q9400 is actually replacing the Q9450 even if it has onlty 6MB cache.
    It's not easy to get the Q9450.
    I searched on Ebay there are few offering it.
    the Q9400 is much more available.

    So maybe the Q9400 has a little advantage on the Q9450 in term of performance.

    Nope - the 9450 is definitely better than the 9400. The only difference between the two is cache, and the 9450 has twice as much of it.
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