Average Bench: 54.5% (672nd of 1355)

Based on 35,978 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: 45%Average: 54.5% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 45.5% 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 72.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 55.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 16.8%. 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 215Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.2 Memory 72.9 82.3
43.4 1-Core 55.5 67.3
87.6 2-Core 110 134
50.3% 79.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 210 260
153 8-Core 212 261
28.9% 211 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 64-Core 215 264
14.4% 215 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 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 56.2
2-Core 109
52% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 214
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 53.7
2-Core 112
51% 80.3 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 224
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 71.3
1-Core 39.6
2-Core 110
46% 73.5 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 221
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 55.3
2-Core 109
49% 78.1 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 217
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 60.8
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 96.5
42% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 167
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,548,638 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 4,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $319

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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

4 months 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!


Poor

3 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


Average

5 months ago.

My Dell Pc since 12 febraury 2009


Good

22 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

23 months ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

22 months ago.

Very good performance and price


Good

23 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

19 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Helped revive an old computer that was so slow it was unusable. Best $30 ever spent


Good

2 years 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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