Average Bench: 50.7% (739th of 1406)

Based on 16,719 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 50.7% Great: 58%
Gaming 51%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 36%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 49.2% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 72.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 92.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 176Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 175Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 16,719 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.1 Memory 72.1 80.9
32.7 1-Core 46.2 58
63.4 2-Core 92.3 115
45% 70.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
99.7 4-Core 172 226
116 8-Core 175 226
23.2% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 64-Core 176 224
10.9% 176 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 47.6
2-Core 104
49% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 180
23% 173 Pts
64-Core 179
11% 179 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70
1-Core 46.5
2-Core 92.8
44% 69.8 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 172
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 171
11% 171 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.2
1-Core 46.6
2-Core 93.2
44% 69 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 169
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 170
10% 170 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 46.7
2-Core 93.6
44% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 171
21% 159 Pts
64-Core 173
11% 173 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 61,958,202 CPUs tested.


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Desktop 45%
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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

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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 Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size214 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors820 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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4 months ago.

4 Cores of thunder the ultimate 775 CPU, when you can't afford a real pc but still have an old office pc lying around whip out the GT 1030 and Q9650 and show those modern gamers you don't suck even with your DDR2 Ram and Crappy 200 watt power supply


9 months ago.

amazing price for a pc that tou might have lying around


3 months ago.

You can actually use this to build a gaming PC for under 300 CDN if you know how to put together the parts yourself everything you need is on aliexpress and amazon. GPU is like 60 bucks `16gbs of ram is like 75 the cpu is like 25 on aliexpress and in u have an old optiplex 778-0 thats your best bet throw a SSD in there and BANG good to go


18 days ago.

Currently testing it on some old comp. Emerging Gentoo, It performs really well.


20 months ago.

I've always used this CPU and it is very good.


2 years ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


4 months ago.

It is very good but only you have DDR3 Rams.


6 months ago.

Has aged quite well compared to the Core2 duo line up and is a much better deal than the Q6600, overall I like it!


2 years ago.

Pretty respectable CPU, similar to a 2nd gen or 3rd gen i3.


2 years ago.

Old but gold. Still usable today so many years later.

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