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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Quad Q9550 vs the Core i5 4690.

Front view of Intel Core i5 4690

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9550 vs Core i5 4690

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Quad Q9550
30.9 fps
Core i5 4690
226.71 fps

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
Core i5 4690
4,870,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
Core i5 4690 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1150

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0

details

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
Core i5 4690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.51 pt/W 11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550
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