Average Bench: 53.1% (637th of 1264)

Based on 28,150 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: 53.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 46.8% 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 73.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 16.9%. 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 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,150 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 Memory 73.4 82.6
36.1 1-Core 50.5 62.1
72.6 2-Core 100 126
48.1% 74.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 192 247
138 8-Core 194 249
26.4% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 194 250
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 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 54.7
2-Core 108
55% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 212
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 80.7
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 103
51% 78.4 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 207
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 101
50% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 200
14% 200 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 76.3
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 103
50% 77 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 206
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 51.7
2-Core 102
49% 76.1 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 202
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 50.9
2-Core 102
48% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 203
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 102
49% 76.3 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 202
26% 192 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 72.2
1-Core 51.2
2-Core 102
48% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 190
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Memory 17.9
1-Core 41.1
2-Core 81.2
25% 46.7 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 78
16% 108 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 2,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $293

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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

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

1 month 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

5 days ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Excellent

1 month 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

3 months ago.

My Dell Pc since 12 febraury 2009


Good

1 month 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

12 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

28 days ago.

Very good performance and price


Good

2 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

9 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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