Average Bench: 52.8% (681st of 1323)

Based on 30,598 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , BFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF00010677 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 52.8% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 47.1% 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 72.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 51.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 17.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 198Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 197Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.9 Memory 72.4 81.3
38.8 1-Core 51.4 63
73.5 2-Core 102 126
48.1% 75.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 4-Core 194 245
136 8-Core 197 247
26.8% 196 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 198 248
13.3% 198 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 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 56.3
2-Core 110
52% 81 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 220
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 56.1
2-Core 111
51% 80.4 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 220
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.5
1-Core 56.2
2-Core 112
50% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 219
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 112
49% 78.6 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 219
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.9
1-Core 55.4
2-Core 109
47% 76.3 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 220
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 76.3
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 92
48% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 150
20% 150 Pts
64-Core 152
10% 152 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 65.7
1-Core 54.4
2-Core 105
47% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 190
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,527,831 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 3,857 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $320

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 (12M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberQ9550
# of Cores4
Cache12 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$287.00
Clock Speed2.83 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityYes

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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Good

28 days ago.

Upgraded cheap HP8000 with E8500 this week. Very impressed with performance improvements. Now is time to try it out under more arduous conditions with oscilloscope, scanner and video together!


Good

11 months ago.

Nice processor. Easy to OC 3.5ghz. You can play and stream games. My setup: G45M + Core 2 Quad 9550 + 8gb ram 1333mhz + GT 730 2gb + ssd adata 128gb + Corsair CX 430w


Excellent

8 months ago.

My Dell Pc since 12 febraury 2009


Good

15 months ago.

Updated old server (Pentium D 945 3.4Ghz) with Q9550 OC to 3.6Ghz. Runs like a champ. Will put a GTX 1050TI in it next. Good upgrade for cheap.


Good

17 months ago.

I love this intel core 2 quad is a so good.


Good

17 months ago.

going to get one soon ..its decent compared to price for used one , at least its good for pubg mobile...


Excellent

2 years ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

2 years ago.

I bought my brother PC .....Asus rampage formula 4x2gb RAM from Crucial Q9550 with AC Freezer Xtreme and GPU GTX 760 Very,very good PC especially CPU is too much old and still powerfull and thanks to 12mb cachce


Excellent

3 years ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


Excellent

15 months ago.

Very good performance and price


Good

17 months ago.

Had mine since 2009. Overclocked the whole time at 3.4ghz. No issues. I recently dropped in a 1660 GPU and am playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080P on high settings without any issues.


Good

12 months ago.

Held up like a beast through 2019. But, definitely getting to be obselete, especially for modern AAA games.


Good

24 months ago.

Great lga775 CPU... Got it to upgrade an old 2009 optiplex 380, runs like a champ due to its large 12MB cache, just wish I could OC it to ~3GHz.


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