Average Bench: 53% (636th of 1239)

Based on 25,323 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: 53% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 46.9% 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 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 51Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 17.8%. 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 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.9 Memory 73.2 82.2
41.6 1-Core 51 61.7
83.1 2-Core 101 123
48.2% 75.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
135 4-Core 192 243
140 8-Core 194 242
26.3% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 64-Core 194 244
13% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.7
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 130
56% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 254
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 51.8
2-Core 103
50% 77.4 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 183
27% 193 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 76.2
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 103
50% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 205
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 51
2-Core 102
48% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 203
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 51
2-Core 99.3
47% 73.1 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 187
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 67.3
1-Core 50.3
2-Core 99.3
46% 72.3 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 200
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.2
1-Core 50.4
2-Core 90.1
44% 68.2 Pts
4-Core 149
8-Core 150
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 2,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $340

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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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5 days 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

7 days 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.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

8 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

20 months ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


Good

5 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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