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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550: specs and benchmarks
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This is Yorkfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2830 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR1,DDR2,DDR3 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.
Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1847|
|Value for money||2.80|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||Core 2 Quad (Desktop)|
|Architecture codename||Yorkfield (2007−2009)|
|Release date||no data|
|Current price||$54||of 18493 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Boost clock speed||2.83 GHz||of 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)|
|Bus support||1333 MHz|
|L2 cache||12288 KB|
|Chip lithography||45 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
Information on Core 2 Quad Q9550 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.
|Thermal design power (TDP)||95 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR1,DDR2,DDR3||of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Quad Q9550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
- Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
- Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
- 3DMark06 CPU
- Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
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: 69%
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: 38%
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: 38%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.
Benchmark coverage: 20%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.
Benchmark coverage: 20%
3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.
Benchmark coverage: 19%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.
Benchmark coverage: 17%
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Overall Core 2 Quad Q9550 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Quad Q9550 from AMD is A10-6700T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 11 positions in our rating.
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