Average Bench: 32.8% (515th of 1182)

Based on 10,126 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 32.8% Great: 42%
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 67.1% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 54Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 207Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,126 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.9 1-Core 54 66.7
82.8 2-Core 107 134
37.9% 80.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 205 262
153 8-Core 207 263
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 64-Core 209 265
14% 209 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 152
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 294
41% 297 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 54.4
2-Core 107
38% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 214
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.7
2-Core 109
38% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 213
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 53.9
2-Core 108
38% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 196
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 103
34% 74.3 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 189
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.2
2-Core 90.9
35% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 103
19% 130 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 6,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $160

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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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Excellent

4 months ago.

CPU encore bon pour pas mal de chose une fois oc avec un bon gpu


Good

12 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

21 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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