Average Bench: 36% (593rd of 1196)

Based on 10,996 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 36% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 64.0% 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 53.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 is just 17.5%. 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 206Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
42 1-Core 53.8 66.2
81.8 2-Core 107 132
37.8% 80.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
135 4-Core 204 257
141 8-Core 206 260
28% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 208 263
14% 208 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 149
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 259
33% 245 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.2
2-Core 146
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 247
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 127
45% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 251
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 109
39% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 216
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 54.1
2-Core 108
38% 81.1 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 213
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 54.3
2-Core 108
38% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 217
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.4
2-Core 107
38% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 193
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 6,673 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: 41% - Average Total price: $131

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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

6 months ago.

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


Good

22 days ago.

it has Large Cache


Good

14 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

23 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


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