Intel Xeon E5450 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

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Intel Xeon E5450 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5450 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E5450 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 0 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5450 was released in Q4/2007.

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.83 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 was released in Q1/2008.
Intel Xeon E (44) Family Intel Core2 Quad (19)
Intel Xeon E5400 (1) CPU group Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000/Q9000 (16)
0 Generation 2
Harpertown Architecture Yorkfield (Penryn)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5450 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.83 GHz.

Intel Xeon E5450 Characteristic Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz Frequency 2.83 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Xeon E5450 Characteristic Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E5450 supports a maximum of GB of memory in 0 memory channels. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 can connect up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E5450 Characteristic Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
DDR2 Memory DDR3-1066, DDR2-800
Max. Memory 16 GB
0 Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
12.00 MB L2 Cache 12.00 MB
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E5450 has a TDP of 80 W, that of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 is 95 W.

Intel Xeon E5450 Characteristic Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
80 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5450 has a 12.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 cache has a total of 12.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E5450 Characteristic Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
45 nm Technology 45 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions MMX, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1
LGA 771 Socket LGA 775
VT-x Virtualization VT-x, VT-d
No AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2007 Release date Q1/2008
969 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5450 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (91%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5450 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (92%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
458 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
435 (95%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1781 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
1642 (92%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
528 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
460 (87%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1728 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
1527 (88%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2483 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
2291 (92%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
249 (92%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1019 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
959 (94%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
448 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1308 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
185 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
721 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
524 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
84 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
326 (100%)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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