Average Bench: 40% (491st of 1121)

Based on 5,660 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 40% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 60.0% 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 281Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 73.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is 20.6%. 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 168Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 211Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.9 SC Int 73.9 92
35.8 SC Float 43.4 53.9
46.7 SC Mixed 54.9 68
46% 57.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 QC Int 281 360
112 QC Float 166 210
140 QC Mixed 208 265
49.7% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
211 MC Int 287 362
124 MC Float 168 208
153 MC Mixed 211 266
33.7% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 43.3
SC Mixed 55
46% 57.4 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 218
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 216
34% 227 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 40.8
SC Mixed 54.7
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 216
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 216
35% 229 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 54.4
46% 56.9 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 204
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 217
35% 229 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 54.2
45% 56.5 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 199
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 161
MC Mixed 202
32% 212 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.3
SC Float 39.1
SC Mixed 46.5
42% 52 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 114
QC Mixed 146
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 155
MC Mixed 197
32% 208 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 3,695 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 34%
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Workstation
Workstation 17%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $315

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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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1 month ago.

well im about to buy it and im upgrading from a e7500


Good

1 month ago.

Very good processor


Good

6 months 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

8 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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