Average Bench: 30.6% (564th of 1184)

Based on 22,690 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: 22%Average: 30.6% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 69.4% 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 100Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 16.1%. 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 22,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.8 1-Core 50.5 61.7
72.3 2-Core 100 123
35.5% 75.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 191 241
136 8-Core 193 242
26.2% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 64-Core 195 243
13.1% 195 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.3
2-Core 134
46% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 271
36% 267 Pts
64-Core 269
18% 269 Pts
Socket 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 201
8-Core 205
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
1-Core 51.2
2-Core 102
36% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 196
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 97.5
35% 73.5 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 203
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.3
2-Core 103
36% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 190
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 90.7
33% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 172
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.5
2-Core 72.1
26% 54.3 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 142
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 142
10% 142 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.7
2-Core 81.3
30% 62.5 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 151
18% 137 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,952,762 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 1,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $325

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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

4 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

7 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

1 month 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

13 months ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


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