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Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz×Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz+ ADD
Price$50
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$481
Socket TypeLGA1155LGA775
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.4 GHz2.8 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 4)4 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP55W95W
Yearly Running Cost$10.04$17.34
First Seen on ChartQ1 2012Q4 2008
# of Samples14883631
Cross-Platform Rating61906911
Single Thread Rating17801220
CPU Mark22892257
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 11th of July 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
2,289
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
2,257
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 11th of July 2020 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
45.79
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
47.01
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 11th of July 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
1,780
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
1,220

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP55W95W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.