Average Bench: 37% (534th of 1110)

Based on 12,542 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: 27%Average: 37% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 62.9% 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 259Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 68.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is 20.8%. 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 156Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 SC Int 68.9 88.1
30.9 SC Float 40.5 51.6
37.5 SC Mixed 51.1 65.2
42.9% 53.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 QC Int 259 341
102 QC Float 152 199
123 QC Mixed 192 251
45.7% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 MC Int 265 343
109 MC Float 156 201
135 MC Mixed 196 253
31.2% 206 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 2.85 GHz
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 52.4
45% 56 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 198
48% 208 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 214
34% 224 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 40.7
SC Mixed 49.6
42% 53 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 160
QC Mixed 203
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 163
MC Mixed 202
33% 215 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
SC Int 68.1
SC Float 38.1
SC Mixed 50.6
42% 52.3 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 200
48% 209 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 158
MC Mixed 199
32% 208 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69
SC Float 40.6
SC Mixed 51.2
43% 53.6 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 198
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 200
32% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 38
SC Mixed 51.1
41% 50.9 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 146
QC Mixed 190
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 239
MC Float 155
MC Mixed 157
28% 184 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.4
SC Float 38.1
SC Mixed 46.4
39% 48.3 Pts
QC Int 177
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 141
32% 143 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 140
21% 140 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 40.7
SC Mixed 51.1
43% 53.5 Pts
QC Int 139
QC Float 80.1
QC Mixed 103
24% 107 Pts
MC Int 141
MC Float 81.8
MC Mixed 104
16% 109 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 1,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $374

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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

Added n/a ago.

Good

2 months ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Extreme good processor but its old!


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