Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
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Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz Performance Specification
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2.66 GHz
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Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz is a high-end Processor based on the 45nm Core micro-architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 2.66GHz and 6MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.


The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It offers average performance. It will therefore become a bottleneck in today's demanding games.


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mohamed12334's Rig
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Will this CPU bottleneck with amd rx 460 2 gb

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yospeh123's Rig
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it would i guess but it won't by much if you OC that procie a little
rx 460 performance is neck to neck to gtx 950

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Can i OC it with a Xigmatek cooler?
I have the Gigabyte P41T-ES3G

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theterminator405's Rig
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Is this a good upgrade? I currently have a celeron e3300 dual core and a gt730, will upgrade to a gtx950. I saw this cpu for only £20

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pokieninja2341's Rig
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Guys is his a good upgrade from a pentium gt2020? and how well does it preform?

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aditrex's Rig
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its not worth the upgrade

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Will this CPU bottleneck my GTX 460 so badly or not so much
I am building new rig with same CPU

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dont think so you have even more powerfull gpu in your system

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TuksaFert's Rig
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I just buy a PC with everything in it, it was a q9400 and GTX 660 now my gtx 660 is dead so i building a new one because my budget is't big anymore :P i can only buy a GTX 460 in my country its about 80$ or less

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OC this baby, and it will barely (let alone any) bottleneck your GPU before GTX 760.

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Hi folks, i'm using this cpu, and using gigabyte gtx 460 1gb 256bit oc edition, i'm planning to upgrade my graphic with gtx 660, gtx 670 or gtx 760, will it bottleneck? if yes, which is?

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The Q9400 will slightly bottleneck all the GPUs you mentioned, but the less significant bottleneck here would be the GTX 660 :)

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whoa i didn't expected that, but what is better gtx 660 or gtx 660ti? with my PSU corsair VX550watt, anyway thanks buddy for the answer, i really appreciate it :D

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Well the Q9400 are 5 years older than the GTX 660. But the 660 ti are better than the GTX 660. Just make sure to check if your PSU has any 6-pin connectors before buying. If not you would need a Molex converter to get it to work ;)

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will it bottleneck???
Q45 board ddr3, MSI 7730 1GB DDR5 128bit, 6 GB ram

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Using 660 oc wit this. Will this bottleneck

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no bottleneck :D

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Would this bottleneck an HD 5850?

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Hello,


sorry for late answer, but answer is no. It won't bottleneck your GPU. Happy gaming.


Karibes

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Thanks.

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