Average Bench: 71% (121st of 1122)

more Based on 626 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, , 0FABFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0789FBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 71% Great: 88%
Gaming 71%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 60%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5690 averaged 28.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Multi Core Integer Speed 625Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 658Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5690 is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 87.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.4Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 626 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 SC Int 87.8 108
82.5 SC Float 91.6 112
80.1 SC Mixed 90.4 111
71.9% 89.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 QC Int 344 432
297 QC Float 356 448
287 QC Mixed 350 442
79.4% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
498 MC Int 625 792
514 MC Float 679 867
509 MC Mixed 658 836
97.9% 654 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 398
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 724
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 761
113% 755 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
SC Int 98.1
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 366
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 736
MC Float 783
MC Mixed 769
114% 763 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81
SC Float 87.5
SC Mixed 87.5
68% 85.3 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 350
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 654
MC Mixed 642
95% 636 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 87.2
70% 87.1 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 348
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 647
MC Mixed 632
94% 628 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 88
SC Mixed 88.3
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 315
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 684
MC Mixed 670
99% 662 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 37.4
SC Float 40.6
SC Mixed 38.9
31% 39 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 178
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 668
98% 658 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,317,612 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5690 Builds (Compare 2,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 52%

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T5500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $95

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor X5690 (12M Cache, 3.46 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameWestmere EP
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor NumberX5690
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.750V-1.350V
Recommended Price$1663.00 - $1666.00
Clock Speed3.46 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.73 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links2
Max TDP130 W


Max Memory Size288 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066/1333
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth32 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions40-bit
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingYes


Package Size42.5mm X 45mm
Max CPU Configuration2
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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1 month ago.

Fastest CPU you can upgrade a 2009/2010/2012 Mac Pro with. With two CPU's, those old computers with these X5690's still competes with modern machines at a fraction of the cost.


1 month ago.

Workstation is one of the most important thing and it has low perf on it


1 day ago.

Good cpu with amazing overclocking potential

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