Average Bench: 49.9% (728th of 1257)

Based on 500 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU Q9300 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 49.9% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300 averaged 50.1% 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 71.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 44.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300 is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 170Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 500 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Memory 71.5 78.8
20.1 1-Core 44.9 53.6
39.8 2-Core 87.8 108
44.7% 68.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.7 4-Core 165 211
78 8-Core 168 212
22.8% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.5 64-Core 170 212
11.4% 170 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 53.1
2-Core 106
51% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 206
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 91
47% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 181
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 91.6
48% 72.1 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 179
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 74.9
1-Core 52.6
2-Core 87
48% 71.5 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 178
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 50.5
2-Core 96.2
48% 73.4 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 182
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Memory 72.5
1-Core 45.8
2-Core 90.2
46% 69.5 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 182
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 90
46% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 176
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 47.1
2-Core 90.5
45% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 180
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.1
1-Core 46.9
2-Core 67.6
37% 56.2 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 128
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
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Typical Core2 Extreme Q9300 Builds (Compare 67 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $421

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9300 (6M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberQ9300
# of Cores4
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$200.00
Clock Speed2.5 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 Size164 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors456 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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