Average Bench: 40.2% (415th of 985)

Based on 4,374 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 40.2% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 59.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 282Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 73.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is 21%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 169Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.5 SC Int 73.7 94.5
34.7 SC Float 43.4 55.3
43.6 SC Mixed 54.7 69.7
45.9% 57.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 QC Int 282 374
115 QC Float 165 217
145 QC Mixed 209 274
49.9% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
210 MC Int 289 373
125 MC Float 169 218
149 MC Mixed 212 273
34% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 52.9
SC Mixed 67
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 262
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 263
42% 275 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.2
SC Float 51.3
SC Mixed 63.3
54% 67.3 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 226
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 254
39% 259 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 43.3
SC Mixed 54.4
46% 57.1 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 218
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 217
35% 228 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 43.3
SC Mixed 54.2
46% 57 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 213
51% 222 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 212
34% 223 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 41.2
SC Mixed 51.7
43% 53.2 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 128
QC Mixed 211
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 249
MC Float 146
MC Mixed 182
29% 192 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.6
SC Float 42.4
SC Mixed 53.8
45% 56.3 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 203
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 157
MC Mixed 197
32% 211 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 38.7
SC Mixed 47.5
41% 50.8 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 192
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 150
MC Mixed 190
31% 202 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 2,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $287

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9650 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberQ9650
# of Cores4
Cache12 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$339.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size214 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors820 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good

1 month ago.

still great with a decent gpu and overclocking to 3,9 ghz paired with good ram you can play all games up to bf1 (at medium settings)


Good

2 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


Terrible

1 month ago.

is bad


Average

1 month ago.

oooi


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