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E8600 Vs Q9400 which is better dual or quad core
Posted:2008-11-21 By Cpu review
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E8600 Vs Q9400 which is better dual or quad core

Today we will compare the Intel core 2 Duo e8600 (Wolfdale) and Intel core 2 Quad q9400 (Yorkfield). Before us a high end dual core CPU and and a 45 nm quad core processors in the same price range .

E8600 vs Q9400 Technical characteristics :

Processor Intel core 2 Duo e8600 Intel core 2 Quad q9400
Technical process 45 nm 45 nm
Code name Wolfdale Yorkfield
Default frequency 3.33 GHz 2.66 GHz
Bus Frequency 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
Number of cores 2 4
Multiplier 10 8

L2 Cache

6 MB. 6 MB. (2x3Mb)
VID 0.85V-1.3625V 0.85V-1.3625V]
TDP 65 W 95 W

In this case we have E0 stepping for the E8600 processor and R0 in the case of the Q9400.

E8600 front side

E8600 back side

Q9400 front side

Q9400 back side

Here is the setup used for tests :

  • Cooler : Thermaltake big typhoon VX @ 1800Rpm
  • Motherboard : Asus P5K- E wi-fi ap (LGA 775, Intel P35, ddr2)
  • Memory: OCZ DDRII PC-8000 platinum edition 2 x 2Gb
  • Video card : PowerColor radeon HD4870 1Gb @ 800 \ 4000Mhz (Catalyst 8.11) + accelero S1 rev.2 \ turboModule
  • Hard disks: Sata hitachi GLA 500Gb
  • Power unit: Thermaltake toughpower w0117 750 Watts
  • Operating system : Microsoft Windows vista ultimate 64-bit SP1

Overclocking the E8600 and Q9400 :

Here is the setting used for Core 2 Duo E8600

CPU : 1.45 v (1.425 real)
CPU PLL : 1.6 v
FSB termination : 1.2 v
North bridge : 1.55 v

This processor was able to stably pass Linpack and OCCT at 4.6 GHz frequency with 1.45 v (1.475 Bios).

E8600 overclocked

Here is the setting used for the Q9400

  • CPU : 1.45 v (1.425 real)
  • CPU PLL ; 1.6 v
  • FSB termination :1.3 v
  • North bridge ; 1.7 v whereas (with 1.55 the processor was stable only at 470 MHz Bus, 1.7v allowed to add a full 4 MHz :-) )

Q9400 overclocked

After checking to the stability it was interesting to check the processors temperature.

0.45 is not the 0.65 Q6600, the Q9400 temp was pretty good.

E8600 Vs Q9400 archive , video, audio, rendering Benchmarks

Super-Pi is a single threaded benchmark and here the e8600 @ 4.6 GHz showed the best result .

Super PI 1 MB : Q9400 Vs E8600

Winrar benchmark refused to run under Windows vista. But 7-Zip was good enough. The Q9400 show the power of Quad core .

7Zip compression  : Q9400 Vs E8600

In cinebench r10 q9400 is again in front, the 3.8 GHz (x4)was faster than the 4.6 (x2).

Cinebench : Q9400 Vs E8600

Renderbench E8600 was faster with the E8600 and the 3.8 GHz allow the Q9400 to show a respectable result .

Rendering : Q9400 Vs E8600

But here Adobe photoshop CS4 which support multi-core processor show a nice boost.

Adobe : Q9400 Vs E8600

The advantage Of core 2 Quad is more than 15%.

X264 encoding : Q9400 Vs E8600

Even overclocked the E8600 can\'t catch the Q9400 – video coding is a quad core application.

In audio coding the Q9400 remain completely competitive.

Mp3 lame  : Q9400 Vs E8600

Absolutely identical picture under science mark 2.0.

Science mark : Q9400 Vs E8600

The overclocked E8600 is almost equal to the Q9400 working at the default frequency 2.66 GHz.

NUclearus : Q9400 Vs E8600

E8600 Vs Q9400 3DMark and games

3D mark 2006 just like 3Dmark vantage gives its preference to the quad core .

3D2006 : Q9400 Vs E8600

3D vantage : Q9400 Vs E8600

In Call of duty 4, the same picture is observed :

Call of duty : Q9400 Vs E8600

In Battlefield as a whole, the performance grow is proportional to the frequency.

Battlefield : Q9400 Vs E8600

But here Far cry demonstrates a practically complete equality between the e8600 and Q9400 .

Far Cry 2 : Q9400 Vs E8600

Crysis in the performance regime (without AA and AF) give it preference to the higher MHz.

Crysis Warhead : Q9400 Vs E8600

In Grid , both processors ensure a good game play , overclocking help a bit . For Gird 3.8 (Quad) >= 4.6 (Dual)

Grid : Q9400 Vs E8600

Here the same picture as above but with slight win for the E8600 .

Fallout 3 : Q9400 Vs E8600


Now we can say that many games developers introduce in their products the support of multi-core processors. The Q9400 is not the fastest Core 2 Quad processor and it have only the half of cache in comparison with high end models but its almost equal or better than the higher clocked E8600 (High end dual core). It is worthwhile to recognize that the overclocking potential of the E8600 is considerably higher and it can become pleasant for overclocker's. Generally, after adding a few dollars, it is possible to acquire the Q9550 stepping e0 with splendid overclocking potential, but this is already another story… ;)

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