Average Bench: 29.2% (736th of 1206)

Based on 6,676 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010677, BFEBFBFF00010676, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 29.2% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 averaged 70.8% 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 43.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 86.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 is just 13.6%. 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 168Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 1-Core 43.9 52.2
70.2 2-Core 86.9 105
30.8% 65.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 164 203
121 8-Core 167 205
22.6% 166 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 64-Core 168 207
11.3% 168 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 3.15 GHz
1-Core 55.8
2-Core 112
39% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 184
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.4
2-Core 90.7
32% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 177
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 90.1
32% 67.5 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 174
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.5
2-Core 90.3
32% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 174
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.2
2-Core 68.2
27% 55.7 Pts
4-Core 72.7
8-Core 123
12% 97.8 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q9300 Builds (Compare 51,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $268

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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

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best old processor.


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