Average Bench: 37.1% (571st of 1159)

Based on 19,451 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: 27%Average: 37.1% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 62.8% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 260Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 69.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 19.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 156Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 197Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.7 SC Int 69.6 86.2
34.2 SC Float 40.7 50.5
43.4 SC Mixed 51.5 63.7
43.2% 53.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
175 QC Int 260 333
104 QC Float 152 194
123 QC Mixed 192 245
45.9% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 MC Int 267 335
114 MC Float 156 195
139 MC Mixed 197 246
31.4% 207 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.5
SC Float 40.3
SC Mixed 51.3
43% 53.7 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 206
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 201
32% 213 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.3
SC Float 41
SC Mixed 51.5
43% 53.9 Pts
QC Int 273
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 203
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 275
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 183
31% 201 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.9
SC Float 40.6
SC Mixed 48
42% 52.5 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 198
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 156
MC Mixed 198
32% 209 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 40.1
SC Mixed 49.3
42% 52.7 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 184
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 157
MC Mixed 202
32% 211 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 33.2
SC Mixed 43.8
38% 47.3 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 121
QC Mixed 180
35% 153 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 170
26% 169 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69
SC Float 40.1
SC Mixed 50.2
42% 53.1 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 162
39% 169 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 146
MC Mixed 185
29% 189 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48.7
SC Float 28.5
SC Mixed 34.2
30% 37.1 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 83.7
QC Mixed 109
26% 112 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 84.7
MC Mixed 104
17% 113 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 1,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $357

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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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24 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.


Good

16 days ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Excellent

1 month ago.

masny fez


Good

3 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

6 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

nice


Excellent

9 months ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


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