Average Bench: 49% (781st of 1316)

Based on 597 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU Q9300 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 49% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300 averaged 50.9% 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 70.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 44.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300 is 21.9%. 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 167Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 165Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 597 samples)
Min Avg Max
51 Memory 70.3 78.7
20 1-Core 44.4 53.1
39.6 2-Core 86.4 106
44% 67 Pts
Min Avg Max
71 4-Core 163 210
74.5 8-Core 165 210
22.4% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
76.1 64-Core 167 211
11.2% 167 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 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 93.6
48% 73.1 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 186
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 38
2-Core 86.5
44% 66.2 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 181
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 49.1
2-Core 90.5
46% 70.8 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 176
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 48
2-Core 92
46% 70.1 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 179
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 50.2
2-Core 93.6
46% 71.1 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 180
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 85.2
44% 67.2 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 161
18% 140 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 46
2-Core 42
39% 52.7 Pts
4-Core 61.2
8-Core 83.8
9% 72.5 Pts
64-Core 56
4% 56 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Memory 56.9
1-Core 20.2
2-Core 40.3
28% 39.1 Pts
4-Core 80.2
8-Core 75.3
11% 77.8 Pts
64-Core 80.8
5% 80.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,110,789 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Extreme Q9300 Builds (Compare 192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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System: Dell Precision M6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $172

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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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