Average Bench: 74.4% (239th of 1307)

Based on 5,610 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 65%Average: 74.4% Great: 86%
Gaming 74%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 61%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5670 averaged 25.5% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 89.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5670 is 21.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5670 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 584Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 495Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 5,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Memory 89.7 96.7
69.4 1-Core 82.9 105
138 2-Core 165 209
68.7% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
251 4-Core 320 411
378 8-Core 495 641
52.2% 408 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 64-Core 584 777
39.2% 584 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 204
81% 135 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 624
66% 516 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 616
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 767
52% 767 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 157
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 438
47% 366 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 155
60% 101 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 433
46% 360 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 131
58% 93.8 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 287
34% 257 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 42.3
2-Core 93.2
48% 72.3 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 435
35% 298 Pts
64-Core 581
39% 581 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Xeon X5670 Builds (Compare 5,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $66

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor X5670 (12M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameWestmere EP
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor NumberX5670
# 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$1440.00 - $1443.00
Clock Speed2.93 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.33 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links2
Max TDP95 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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18 months ago.

amazon doesn't even say what socket type it is


18 days ago.

I can only suggest checking the socket type "before" you order it. XD Replaced an old I7 920 with this after hearing it is a low-end gaming CPU. Once clocked at 4 GHz it sprang to life. Mine cost £37 ($50) so a lot of bang for only a few bucks. It's socket LGA1366, 6 cores, 12 threads, and a 12MB cache

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