Intel Core i5-750 vs Core 2 Quad Q9450

Intel Core i5-750
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

General info

Comparing Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.71
 
3.38
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Core i5 (Desktop)
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Lynnfield
 
Yorkfield
Release date
23 September 2009
 
on March 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$150
 
n/d
Price now
$236
 
$332

Technical specs

Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
2.666 GHz
Bus support
2500 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
256 KB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
12 MB (shared)
L3 cache
8 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
296 mm2
 
2x 107 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
71 °C
Transistor count
774 Million
 
820 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
LGA1156
 
775
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-750 7.76
2 Quad Q9450 7.83 +0.9%

Passmark

i5-750 3719
2 Quad Q9450 3757 +1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
n/d
 
0.08 kh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-750 and Core 2 Quad Q9450 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-750

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

0.9% faster in synthetic tests

So, Core i5-750 or Core 2 Quad Q9450?

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