Average Bench: 26.7% (638th of 1182)

Based on 6,548 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010677, BFEBFBFF00010676, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 26.7% Great: 33%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 averaged 73.3% 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 44.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 88.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 is just 14.5%. 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 170Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.9 1-Core 44.3 54.2
70.6 2-Core 88.1 108
31.1% 66.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 4-Core 166 212
123 8-Core 169 212
22.9% 168 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 64-Core 170 214
11.4% 170 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 45.1
2-Core 90.5
32% 67.8 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 180
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 45.4
2-Core 89.2
32% 67.3 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 176
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 89.2
32% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 175
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 79
30% 61.6 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 171
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.4
2-Core 87.5
31% 65.4 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 146
21% 152 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.1
2-Core 78.9
29% 60.5 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 132
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 26.5
2-Core 52.3
18% 39.4 Pts
4-Core 91.5
8-Core 95.3
13% 93.4 Pts
64-Core 89.8
6% 89.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,372,157 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9300 Builds (Compare 43,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $253

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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

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Best old processor.


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