CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q9550 vs 570 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,132 vs 1,722 Around 3x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.83 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,498 vs 1,086 More than 5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,604 vs 1,120 Around 45% better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz vs 2.27 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron 570

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Intel Celeron 570

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Much lower typical power consumption 25.19W vs 77.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 27.16 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2008 vs Jan, 2008 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9550 vs Celeron 570

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9550
121,500 MB/s
Celeron 570
93.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
Celeron 570 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 2.26 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
478
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features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 95W 31W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 7.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 27.16 $/year
Performance per watt 1.51 pt/W 1.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 25.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
Celeron 570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 2.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz 2.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 2.27 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 533 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550
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