Average Bench: 31.8% (660th of 1159)

Based on 5,987 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010677, BFEBFBFF00010676, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 31.8% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 averaged 68.1% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 223Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 59.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 is just 14.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 134Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 SC Int 59.9 72.1
28.8 SC Float 35 42.5
36.3 SC Mixed 44.1 53.3
37.1% 46.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 QC Int 223 270
86.6 QC Float 131 158
109 QC Mixed 165 201
39.4% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 MC Int 230 279
98.3 MC Float 134 164
126 MC Mixed 169 205
27% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.2
SC Float 35.7
SC Mixed 45.1
38% 47.3 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 142
QC Mixed 176
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 136
MC Mixed 176
28% 187 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.1
SC Float 35.3
SC Mixed 44.6
37% 46.7 Pts
QC Int 209
QC Float 121
QC Mixed 160
37% 164 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 123
MC Mixed 153
24% 161 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 59.7
SC Float 31.7
SC Mixed 45
36% 45.5 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 124
QC Mixed 156
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 167
27% 180 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.4
SC Float 36.1
SC Mixed 45.6
38% 47.7 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 132
QC Mixed 154
39% 170 Pts
MC Int 227
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 171
27% 178 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.3
SC Float 33.3
SC Mixed 44.3
36% 44.3 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 128
QC Mixed 143
37% 164 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 161
22% 146 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.6
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 42.1
35% 44.1 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 86.5
QC Mixed 137
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 164
27% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 59.2
SC Float 35.3
SC Mixed 44.2
37% 46.2 Pts
QC Int 164
QC Float 91.7
QC Mixed 127
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 168
27% 179 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q9300 Builds (Compare 38,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $287

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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

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

16 months ago.

its a really slow CPU in 2017 and will definitely be upgrading when i can


Excellent

13 months ago.

i has oooooooooooone i looovvvve itttttt woooooooooooooooooo i is high on stuff


Excellent

18 months ago.

Best old processor.


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