Average Bench: 31.3% (594th of 1182)

Based on 20,771 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: 23%Average: 31.3% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 68.6% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 15.6%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,771 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.1 1-Core 50.5 61.4
80 2-Core 101 122
35.5% 75.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 190 239
141 8-Core 193 240
26.2% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 64-Core 195 244
13.1% 195 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 61.5
2-Core 117
42% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 240
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.6
2-Core 101
36% 76.2 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 203
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 200
14% 200 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.7
2-Core 103
36% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 204
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 98.5
36% 74.9 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 202
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.7
2-Core 97.9
35% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 199
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 103
36% 77.1 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 194
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.1
2-Core 85.4
32% 67.2 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 163
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,360,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 1,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $374

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

Been using it since 2009, when easily oc'd to 3.4 with ssd and gtx1060, still feels modern, just draws a bit more power.


Excellent

1 month ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Good

5 months ago.

Been running one in my PC since 09 and its never missed a beat. Rock solid CPU, just a bit old these days.


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


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