Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Reviewccokeman -
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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 Q9450 again outperforms the Q6600. The Q6600 falls anywhere between 400 to 900+ points behind the Q9450, a difference that is not wholly dependent on the CPU speed as 266MHz will not make that kind of difference possible.