Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

Report a correction
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz vs 4 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 245

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X2 245

Report a correction
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 71.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 3.54 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9400 vs Athlon II X2 245

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9400
114,000 MB/s
Athlon II X2 245
116,550 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9400  vs
Athlon II X2 245 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.51 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Core2 Quad Q9400  vs
Athlon II X2 245 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 3.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 3.64 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400
Report a correction
AMD Athlon II X2 245
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus