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Old May 25, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Default Intel 'Yorkfield' 45 Nm quadcore , q9450

I just got my new processor , I thought I'd do a mini-review of it for yaz...

The beast in question is the Intel Q9450 .This is a 45 Nm quadcore (yorkfield) running at 1333Mhz FSB , 4x 2.667 Ghz , 12 Meg L2 cache.
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The test system :
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Asus Maximus formula motherboard , bios 1201
2x1Gb Mushkin enhanced pc6400 , 2x512 Mushkin enhanced pc6400 (total 3Gb , dual channel)
BFG 88oo GTX , 768 Mb ram
Secondary monitor on Nvidia Geforce FX5500 PCI
OS drive :WD raptorX 150GB
Pagefile :WD raptor36 Gb
Data drives 3x WD 500 Gb and 1x 320 Gb ide
Silverstone Strider 750watt PSU
Thermalright xp90c heatsink
Windows Xp/sp2+(everything but sp3:))

Here's the full chip specs :

CPU Socket Type : LGA 775
Core : Yorkfield
Name : Core 2 Quad Q9450
Operating Frequency : 2.66GHz
FSB : 1333MHz
L2 Cache : 12MB
Manufacturing Tech : 45 nm
64 bit Support : Yes
Hyper-Threading Support : No
Virtualization Technology Support : Yes
Multimedia Instruction : MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage : 0.85V 1.3625V
Thermal Power : 95W

Here's a photo of the chip :

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Onto some numbers :

Here's the stock cpu-z ;


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3dmark 2006 , default settings , 1280x1024 , stock clocks on cpu ;


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Four instances of superpI ;


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CPU usage 100 % ;



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It doesnt matter whether you run 1 instance of superpi across all 4 cores , or run 4 instances , 1 one each.....it's 17 seconds for 1M calculation.;
Here's 2 cores , assigned affinity to 1 core each ;



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Sisoft Sandra benches : Comparison against top processors from AMD and Intel , including the processor I am upgrading from , the Intel e6600.



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I wasn't sure I'd notice the upgrade that much or not from the e6600 ,but wow , I'm impressed.
Boot time is down 4 seconds .
Pretty much everything works faster.
I'm still working on the baseline numbers , more data to follow.
Also , while I generally don't OC my main rig , I'll be doing some quicky OC's just for a lark ,and more data.

More soon.
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