Average Bench: 38% (513th of 1100)

Based on 11,474 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , BFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF00010677 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 38% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 61.9% 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 267Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 70.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 160Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 201Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
55 SC Int 70.3 86
33.9 SC Float 41.2 49.8
42 SC Mixed 52 63.2
43.7% 54.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 QC Int 267 337
113 QC Float 157 197
140 QC Mixed 198 248
47.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 MC Int 273 338
116 MC Float 160 197
145 MC Mixed 201 251
32.1% 211 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84
SC Float 49
SC Mixed 61.9
52% 65 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 247
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 246
39% 258 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 44.9
SC Mixed 56.1
47% 59.1 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 223
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 309
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 225
36% 238 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
SC Int 69.4
SC Float 40.9
SC Mixed 51.6
43% 54 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 206
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 163
MC Mixed 208
33% 217 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.8
SC Float 40.8
SC Mixed 51.8
43% 54.1 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 204
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 205
32% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 38.7
SC Mixed 51.5
43% 53.4 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 203
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 164
MC Mixed 205
33% 217 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.2
SC Float 40.3
SC Mixed 51.3
43% 53.6 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 200
48% 208 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 157
MC Mixed 198
32% 208 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.3
SC Float 40.7
SC Mixed 51.8
43% 53.9 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 205
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 142
MC Mixed 128
28% 181 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68
SC Float 40
SC Mixed 50.9
42% 53 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 164
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 249
MC Float 125
MC Mixed 166
28% 180 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.5
SC Float 40.3
SC Mixed 49.8
42% 52.5 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 122
QC Mixed 146
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 225
MC Float 143
MC Mixed 168
27% 179 Pts
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 (12M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberQ9550
# of Cores4
Cache12 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$287.00
Clock Speed2.83 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityYes

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

27 days ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Excellent

3 months ago.

Got it since 8 years. BF1 ultra at ~30 fps. Fallout 4 sucks.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Extreme good processor but its old!


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