Average Bench: 40% (489th of 1110)

Based on 4,810 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 32%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 282Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 73.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 18%. 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 4,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
62 SC Int 73.6 91.1
36.2 SC Float 43.2 53.5
43.9 SC Mixed 54.5 67.3
45.8% 57.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 QC Int 282 355
118 QC Float 165 207
146 QC Mixed 208 262
49.8% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 MC Int 288 359
132 MC Float 169 213
164 MC Mixed 212 265
33.9% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 74.7
SC Float 43.9
SC Mixed 55.4
46% 58 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 217
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 220
35% 230 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73
SC Float 40.9
SC Mixed 54.2
45% 56 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 218
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 295
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 218
35% 229 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 42.9
SC Mixed 54.4
46% 57.1 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 216
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 215
35% 228 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 71.4
SC Float 40.9
SC Mixed 53.7
44% 55.3 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 216
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 203
32% 211 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 37.4
SC Mixed 49.1
40% 50.5 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 186
44% 191 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 182
29% 193 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.6
SC Float 34.4
SC Mixed 46.5
38% 47.5 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 104
QC Mixed 138
31% 135 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 212
33% 218 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 64
SC Float 40.5
SC Mixed 47.3
40% 50.6 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 112
QC Mixed 140
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 112
MC Mixed 136
21% 140 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 3,333 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 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $355

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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

5 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

6 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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