Average Bench: 52.7% (671st of 1307)

Based on 30,466 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: 44%Average: 52.7% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 47.2% 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 50.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 15.9%. 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 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,466 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.3 Memory 72.4 82.1
37.7 1-Core 50.7 61.6
72.4 2-Core 101 123
47.9% 74.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 193 242
136 8-Core 194 245
26.5% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 195 245
13.1% 195 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 60.8
2-Core 121
54% 86.3 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 238
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 75
1-Core 51
2-Core 102
49% 76 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 203
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 103
48% 75.6 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 201
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.4
1-Core 51.6
2-Core 101
48% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 202
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 103
48% 75.4 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 200
14% 200 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 72.8
1-Core 51.6
2-Core 102
48% 75.5 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 205
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 43.9
2-Core 101
45% 71.1 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 189
27% 193 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 90.2
45% 69.3 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 152
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 3,306 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: $322

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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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1 month 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

8 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!


Good

4 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

22 days ago.

My Dell Pc since 12 febraury 2009


Good

8 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

9 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

19 months 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

2 years ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


Excellent

7 months ago.

Very good performance and price


Good

9 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

4 months ago.

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


Good

16 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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