AMD A10-6700T vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
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Games supported 66%

General info

Comparing Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating18731874
Value for money2.800.09
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Quad (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameYorkfield (2007−2009)Richland (2013−2014)
Release dateno data16 September 2013
(9 years old)
Current price$54 $299
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads44
Base clock speedno data2.5 GHz
Boost clock speed2.83 GHz3.5 GHz
Bus support1333 MHzno data
L1 cacheno data192 KB
L2 cache12288 KB4096 KB
L3 cacheno data0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm32 nm
Die sizeno data246 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data71 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data71 °C
Number of transistorsno data1,178 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
SocketLGA775FM2
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NIno data1
FMAno dataFMA4
AVXno dataAVX
PowerTuneno data-
TrueAudiono data-
PowerNowno data+
PowerGatingno data+
Out-of-band client managementno data-
VirusProtectno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
IOMMU 2.0no data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1,DDR2,DDR3DDR3-1866
Max memory channelsno data2

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataAMD Radeon™ HD 8650D
Number of pipelinesno data384
Endurono data+
Switchable graphicsno data1
UVDno data+
VCEno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T integrated GPUs.

DisplayPortno data+
HDMIno data+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno dataDirectX® 11

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and A10-6700T.

PCIe versionno data2.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

Core 2 Quad Q9550 1.86
A10-6700T 1.86
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

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: 67%

Core 2 Quad Q9550 2313
+0.1%
A10-6700T 2311

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: 37%

Core 2 Quad Q9550 414
A10-6700T 436
+5.3%

A10-6700T outperforms Core 2 Quad Q9550 by 5% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

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: 37%

Core 2 Quad Q9550 1321
+22.5%
A10-6700T 1078

Core 2 Quad Q9550 outperforms A10-6700T by 23% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Boost clock speed 2830 3500
Base clock speed 0 2500
Chip lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 95 Watt 45 Watt

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Competitors of Core 2 Quad Q9550 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Quad Q9550 from AMD is A10-6700T, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of A10-6700T by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A10-6700T by Intel is Core 2 Quad Q9550, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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