Average Bench: 39.6% (504th of 1129)

Based on 6,075 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 39.6% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 60.3% 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 277Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 73.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is 22.2%. 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 166Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.6 SC Int 73.6 93.8
32.6 SC Float 42.8 54.7
42.4 SC Mixed 54.3 69.8
45.6% 56.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 QC Int 277 365
112 QC Float 163 213
138 QC Mixed 206 269
49.1% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 MC Int 283 368
117 MC Float 166 215
143 MC Mixed 209 271
33.4% 219 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 3.75 GHz
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 49.6
SC Mixed 66.4
54% 67.6 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 267
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 268
43% 281 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 43.4
SC Mixed 54.9
46% 57.3 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 217
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 295
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 216
35% 227 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 42.8
SC Mixed 54.3
46% 56.8 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 216
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 218
35% 228 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73.5
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 54.6
46% 57.1 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 216
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 217
35% 228 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 42.8
SC Mixed 54.2
45% 56.6 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 214
51% 225 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 213
34% 223 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 54
46% 57 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 149
QC Mixed 188
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 218
34% 225 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 39.2
SC Mixed 54.2
45% 55.8 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 173
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 207
33% 215 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 3,465 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $165

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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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15 days ago.

well im about to buy it and im upgrading from a e7500


Good

1 month 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

10 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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