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post #1 of 24
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This guy has his hands on a Q9450 and he shared his info. Here it is

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Today went with Trichard to get Q9450 and hooted one back. Thanks to my Bros in Chamoxa.

The Quadcore box the same as the Dual core ones except the it say 12MB L2 cache in Red!

They should use black to distinguish Quad Core from Dual Core





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EDIT: Just found this kind of review and benchmark test with regards the Q9450 & other Intel CPUs but it it from last DEC. but I thought I might place it here.

Here it is translated to English
Here it is in its original state, German

If you go here, you could see some 3DMark06 scores
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Interesting stock temps, but no real info on overclock abilities rep anyway
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Interesting stock temps, but no real info on overclock abilities rep anyway
TNX, but the last pic is an overclock of up to 3.2 and then benchmarked.
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Here is another overclock of up to 3.8



Found here
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post #5 of 24
I really hate how nobody includes temps with their benching pics. Q6600's have hit 4ghz, so unless we see 4ghz+ benches this info is useless to us unless we know what kind of heat it throws at that speed.
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That's my board! If it can get 3.8Ghz, then sod the Q9550.
 
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post #7 of 24
While showing 3.8 is awesome (over what I expect) I think the most interesting thing from that forum post is this little gem...

Tape contacts on Q9450 turn it into QX9770

The original page is here (translated from Chinese) coolaler.com

If that RAISES the multiplier then we can expect to see some sweet OCs with these chips.
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post #8 of 24
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I did see that kind of chip 'mod' but do not know how to translate it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bviper View Post
While showing 3.8 is awesome (over what I expect) I think the most interesting thing from that forum post is this little gem...

Tape contacts on Q9450 turn it into QX9770

The original page is here (translated from Chinese) coolaler.com

If that RAISES the multiplier then we can expect to see some sweet OCs with these chips.
I so hope that's genuine, i'll pick up a Q9450 then for sure. (If they ever release)
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bviper View Post
While showing 3.8 is awesome (over what I expect) I think the most interesting thing from that forum post is this little gem...

Tape contacts on Q9450 turn it into QX9770

The original page is here (translated from Chinese) coolaler.com

If that RAISES the multiplier then we can expect to see some sweet OCs with these chips.
You try it first!
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