Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500

Summary

This is Yorkfield architecture 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 2.50 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
10.95
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Yorkfield
 
Launch date
no data (2021 years ago)
 
Price now
$36
 

Technical specs

Basic processor 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.

Base clock speed
2.83 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
L3 cache
6 MB L2 KB
 
Chip lithography
45 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.85V-1.3625V
 

Compatibility

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.

Socket
LGA775
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
95 Watt
 

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.

TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-x
+
 

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.

Overall 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.

2.50

Passmark

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

2189

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Quad Q9500 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Quad Q9500 from AMD is Athlon II X4 645, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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