Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 vs Core 2 Quad Q9550

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500
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Price now 40$
Games supported 65%

General info

Comparing Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating18731926
Value for money2.804.75
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Quad (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameYorkfield (2007−2009)no data
Release dateno datano data
Current price$54 $40
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500 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 data2.83 GHz
Boost clock speed2.83 GHzno data
Bus support1333 MHzno data
L2 cache12288 KBno data
L3 cacheno data6 MB L2 Cache
Chip lithography45 nm45 nm
Maximum core temperatureno data71 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--
VID voltage rangeno data0.85V-1.3625V

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500 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.

SocketLGA775LGA775
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data-

Security technologies

Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500 are enumerated here.

VT-xno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Core 2 Quad Q9500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1,DDR2,DDR3no data

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
+5.1%
Core 2 Quad Q9500 1.77
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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
+5.5%
Core 2 Quad Q9500 2192

Core 2 Quad Q9550 outperforms Core 2 Quad Q9500 by 6% in Passmark.

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
+5.1%
Core 2 Quad Q9500 394

Core 2 Quad Q9550 outperforms Core 2 Quad Q9500 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
+7.2%
Core 2 Quad Q9500 1232

Core 2 Quad Q9550 outperforms Core 2 Quad Q9500 by 7% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.86 1.77
Boost clock speed 2830 0

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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.

AMD A10-6700T A10 6700T
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Competitors of Core 2 Quad Q9500 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Quad Q9500 by AMD is A8-3820, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

AMD A8-3820 A8 3820
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Quad Q9500:

Core 2 Quad Q9500 100
A8-3820 99.44
FirePro A320 97.74

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