Average Bench: 34.2% (636th of 1206)

Based on 20,055 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: 26%Average: 34.2% Great: 43%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 averaged 65.7% 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 51.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 is just 16.8%. 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 197Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,055 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 1-Core 51.3 63
80.2 2-Core 102 126
36% 76.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 4-Core 193 247
138 8-Core 196 247
26.6% 195 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 64-Core 197 249
13.2% 197 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 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 85
30% 64.1 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 233
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 103
36% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 103
36% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 206
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 102
36% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 103
36% 77 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.7
2-Core 102
36% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 204
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 103
36% 77.3 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 192
27% 194 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9550 Builds (Compare 2,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average 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

5 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

3 months ago.

VERY GOOD GTA 5 ULTRA + 40 FPS


Good

9 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.


Poor

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

вообще найс проц больше ниче не скажеш


Excellent

2 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

15 months ago.

with a gtx 660 its a nice entry gamer cpu


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