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Q9450 or Q9400? worth the money?

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August 14, 2008 9:00:12 PM

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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August 14, 2008 10:01:33 PM

The 9450 is definitely better - it has 12MB of cache instead of the 6MB of the 9400.
August 14, 2008 10:06:06 PM

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August 14, 2008 10:12:54 PM

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.
August 14, 2008 10:17:02 PM

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
August 16, 2008 1:32:41 AM

q9400 is new stepping? it might make it better overclocker and cooler running is not the E0?
September 10, 2008 6:34:14 PM

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.
September 10, 2008 7:30:33 PM

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.
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September 11, 2008 4:52:32 AM

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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