Average Bench: 29.3% (722nd of 1197)

Based on 6,823 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010677, BFEBFBFF00010676, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 29.3% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 averaged 70.6% 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 44.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 87.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 is just 13.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,823 samples)
Min Avg Max
36 1-Core 44.1 53.4
69.3 2-Core 87.4 107
31% 65.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 165 206
122 8-Core 168 210
22.8% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 64-Core 169 209
11.3% 169 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 109
39% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 216
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.4
2-Core 90.1
32% 67.8 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 182
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 88.9
32% 66.9 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 178
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
SOCKET775 M/B, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.6
2-Core 89.4
30% 65.5 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 179
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 88.5
31% 65.6 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 169
24% 171 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44
2-Core 87.3
31% 65.7 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 164
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35.7
2-Core 68.4
25% 52.1 Pts
4-Core 68.6
8-Core 107
11% 87.8 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9300 Builds (Compare 46,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $246

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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

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Terrible

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

Best old processor.


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