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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Review

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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.



  • SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
  • CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
  • HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze


















The CPU score in 3DMark06 plays a big part in the overall score in the benchmark. The performance of the Q9300 in this benchmark showcases this. Performance wise, it performs better than the Q6600 in all four resolutions and is beaten by the Phenom at the highest resolution. This was the expected performance.


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