Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 

Released August, 2008
  • 3 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Quad Q9650
33.68 fps
Core2 Quad Q9550
30.9 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Quad Q9650
0.18 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
5,792

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
1,692

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
128,200 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q9550
121,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
5,442

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Quad Q9650
4,222

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Quad Q9650
1,267

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 775
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,333 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 12 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,473.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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I play a lot of Steam games that recommend cor i7 3 GHZ. They run fine with my Q9650 3GHZ. I am in no hurry to upgrade.
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