Average Bench: 37.4% (538th of 1122)

Based on 14,101 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: 37.4% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 62.6% 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 262Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 69.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 19.8%. 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 158Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 199Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.2 SC Int 69.3 87
31.6 SC Float 40.5 51
41 SC Mixed 51.4 64.3
43.1% 53.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 QC Int 262 334
108 QC Float 154 195
132 QC Mixed 194 249
46.3% 203 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 MC Int 269 339
115 MC Float 158 199
143 MC Mixed 199 254
31.7% 208 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 54.9
SC Mixed 69.2
58% 72.9 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 277
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 262
42% 276 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 48.4
SC Mixed 61.4
52% 64.3 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 242
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 317
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 248
38% 251 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 40.3
SC Mixed 51
43% 53.7 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 203
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 203
33% 215 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70
SC Float 40.7
SC Mixed 51.5
43% 54.1 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 202
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 158
MC Mixed 204
32% 213 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70
SC Float 40.8
SC Mixed 50.8
43% 53.9 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 182
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 209
33% 217 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63
SC Float 37.1
SC Mixed 45.6
39% 48.6 Pts
QC Int 227
QC Float 132
QC Mixed 181
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 165
28% 180 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 1,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $276

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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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6 days ago.

Been using it since 2009, when easily oc'd to 3.4 with ssd and gtx1060, still feels modern, just draws a bit more power.


Excellent

1 month ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Extreme good processor but its old!


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