Average Bench: 20.6% (887th of 1173)

Based on 820 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9550 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 20.6% Great: 24%
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9550 averaged 79.4% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 58.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9550 is just 13.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 66.4Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 83.8Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 820 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.4 SC Int 58.5 66.8
16 SC Float 34.7 39.3
20.6 SC Mixed 43.6 49.5
36.5% 45.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
50.7 QC Int 112 130
27.3 QC Float 65.2 76.2
36.3 QC Mixed 82.5 96.2
19.7% 86.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.7 MC Int 115 131
28.8 MC Float 66.4 76.2
28.6 MC Mixed 83.8 96.3
13.4% 88.3 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 63.7
SC Float 38.5
SC Mixed 48.6
40% 50.3 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 76.2
QC Mixed 95.7
23% 99.8 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 75.6
MC Mixed 96.6
15% 99.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 66.7
SC Float 39
SC Mixed 49.5
42% 51.7 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 74.3
QC Mixed 94.1
22% 98.8 Pts
MC Int 130
MC Float 74.4
MC Mixed 95.3
15% 99.8 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.6
SC Float 37.8
SC Mixed 48.6
40% 50 Pts
QC Int 126
QC Float 73.7
QC Mixed 95
22% 98.3 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 74.7
MC Mixed 94.3
15% 98.7 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.4
SC Float 38
SC Mixed 48.8
38% 48.1 Pts
QC Int 121
QC Float 72.2
QC Mixed 90.1
22% 94.5 Pts
MC Int 111
MC Float 46.5
MC Mixed 72.9
12% 76.9 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 63.2
SC Float 35.3
SC Mixed 45.4
38% 48 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 67.5
QC Mixed 88.5
20% 89.9 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 73.1
MC Mixed 92.6
15% 97.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.5
SC Float 31.9
SC Mixed 42
36% 44.5 Pts
QC Int 106
QC Float 63.2
QC Mixed 83.3
19% 84.1 Pts
MC Int 112
MC Float 63.8
MC Mixed 81
13% 85.6 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 36.2
SC Float 21.4
SC Mixed 36.8
25% 31.5 Pts
QC Int 115
QC Float 63.4
QC Mixed 85.3
20% 88 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 66.7
MC Mixed 83
13% 86.6 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.8
SC Float 38.7
SC Mixed 48.4
41% 50.6 Pts
QC Int 120
QC Float 49.3
QC Mixed 53.3
17% 74.1 Pts
MC Int 123
MC Float 69.4
MC Mixed 91
14% 94.5 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation 14%
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System: HP EliteBook 6930p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $254

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor NumberT9550
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.050V-1.212V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP35 W
FSB ParityNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size35mm x 35mm
Sockets SupportedBGA479, PGA478
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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