Average Bench: 54.3% (610th of 1276)

Based on 13,942 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 54.3% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 45.7% 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. Memory Latency 73.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 16.4%. 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 13,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 Memory 73.4 82.4
39.2 1-Core 53.5 65.4
81.8 2-Core 107 130
49.6% 78 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 4-Core 205 258
152 8-Core 207 258
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 209 260
14% 209 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 73.8
1-Core 59.4
2-Core 126
53% 86.5 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 242
34% 245 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 108
52% 80.2 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 217
29% 216 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,635,954 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 2,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $187

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

first i use core 2 duo 3.0ghz as i faced lag in intensive tasks then i decided to buy C2Q 3.0ghz almost double the performance and now there's no lag.


Average

18 days ago.

Excellent for hackintosh'n can grab for under 20 CAD now


Excellent

7 months ago.


Excellent

6 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

1 month ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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