Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor

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7-Zip and Divx Author

7-Zip 4.43 File Compression Speed
Integrated Compression Benchmark (Higher Numbers are Better)

Divx Author 6.7 Video Encoding Speed
Encoding 30 Minute Show to Divx Format (Lower Times are Better)

The Q9300 puts up some moderate improvements in our file compression test, but shows a much more dramatic performance leap in our Divx encoding test.  The Q9300 encoded our file nearly two minutes faster than the Q6600 processor.   However, our lower-clocked quad-core components were still overpowered by Intel’s high-speed dual-core components in this particular test. 

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