Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500: specs and benchmarks



This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.75% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Core 2 Quad Q9500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1955
Value for money4.75
Market segmentDesktop processor
Release dateno data
Current price$50 of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed2.83 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
L3 cache6 MB L2 Cacheof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature71 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V


Information on Core 2 Quad Q9500 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Quad Q9500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Quad Q9500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Quad Q9500 1.75


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Core 2 Quad Q9500 367

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Core 2 Quad Q9500 1069

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Quad Q9500 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Quad Q9500 is Athlon II X4 635, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

Athlon II X4 635Athlon IIX4 635

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Quad Q9500:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Quad Q9500, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Quad Q9500 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2441 configurations based on Core 2 Quad Q9500 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.1% (3/2441)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.08% (2/2441)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.04% (1/2441)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.04% (1/2441)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (4/2441)
RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.08% (2/2441)
RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.04% (1/2441)
RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.08% (2/2441)
0.04% (1/2441)
GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.2% (4/2441)

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4.7 1033 votes

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