Average Bench: 14.7% (909th of 1182)

Based on 876 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9550 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 8%Average: 14.7% Great: 17%
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9550 averaged 85.2% 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 43.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 81.6Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9550 is just 9.32%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9550 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 84.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 84.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 876 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.7 1-Core 43.7 49.5
34.7 2-Core 81.6 96.1
29.8% 62.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
39.5 4-Core 83.1 96.2
44.9 8-Core 84.4 96.4
11.5% 83.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
34.1 64-Core 84.4 96.2
5.7% 84.4 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 90.2
33% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 94.9
8-Core 94.9
13% 94.9 Pts
64-Core 95.4
6% 95.4 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 92.8
34% 70.9 Pts
4-Core 94
8-Core 94.7
13% 94.3 Pts
64-Core 93.9
6% 93.9 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 91.8
33% 69.6 Pts
4-Core 94
8-Core 89.5
13% 91.8 Pts
64-Core 92.2
6% 92.2 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 93.1
33% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 91.6
8-Core 93.3
13% 92.4 Pts
64-Core 92.8
6% 92.8 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 91
32% 67.6 Pts
4-Core 86
8-Core 88.2
12% 87.1 Pts
64-Core 94.1
6% 94.1 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.9
2-Core 82.6
31% 64.8 Pts
4-Core 49.1
8-Core 81.8
8% 65.4 Pts
64-Core 88.2
6% 88.2 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 10.1
2-Core 18.8
7% 14.4 Pts
4-Core 19.6
8-Core 19.5
3% 19.5 Pts
64-Core 19.7
1% 19.7 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 8
2-Core 13.4
5% 10.7 Pts
4-Core 15.1
8-Core 16.5
2% 15.8 Pts
64-Core 18.9
1% 18.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core2 Duo T9550 Builds (Compare 525 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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System: HP EliteBook 6930p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $220

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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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