Average Bench: 54.4% (629th of 1316)

Based on 12,589 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 54.4% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 45.6% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 73.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 16.5%. 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 208Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 207Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,589 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.2 Memory 73.6 82.5
39.8 1-Core 53.7 64.9
79.6 2-Core 107 130
49.7% 78.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 205 255
144 8-Core 207 257
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 64-Core 208 258
14% 208 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, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 109
52% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 211
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 62.1
2-Core 125
52% 85.4 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 246
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.1
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 131
52% 87.2 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 256
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 107
49% 77.8 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 213
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 107
49% 77.1 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 208
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 43.3
2-Core 86.3
44% 66.7 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 161
23% 166 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.6
1-Core 47.6
2-Core 106
45% 72.3 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 211
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 54
2-Core 107
48% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 193
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 52
2-Core 106
48% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 187
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 3,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $184

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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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2 months 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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

amazing price for a pc that tou might have lying around


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


Excellent

3 days ago.

It is very good but only you have DDR3 Rams.


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


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