Average Bench: 53.9% (648th of 1316)

Based on 9,828 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 53.9% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 averaged 46.0% 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. Memory Latency 72.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 54Pts

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 208Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,828 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Memory 72.6 81.5
37.4 1-Core 54 65.9
81.8 2-Core 107 131
49.5% 77.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 205 260
138 8-Core 208 261
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 64-Core 208 262
13.9% 208 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 128
55% 89 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 253
34% 251 Pts
64-Core 252
17% 252 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 77.5
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 108
51% 80.1 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 214
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 54.4
2-Core 109
51% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 215
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 54.7
2-Core 105
49% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 218
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 91
47% 71.5 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 177
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 55.1
2-Core 109
50% 78.6 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 219
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 36.3
2-Core 72.5
42% 61.3 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 145
20% 143 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,127,132 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $1555 months
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9650 Builds (Compare 3,479 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $190

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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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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.


Excellent

19 days ago.

amazing price for a pc that tou might have lying around


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Great value as an upgrade in an old PC.


Poor

1 month ago.

It is very good but only you have DDR3 Rams.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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