Average Bench: 67% (362nd of 1293)

Based on 588 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3540 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 67% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3540 averaged 32.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 87.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3540 is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3540 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 588 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.3 Memory 87.9 93.6
59.6 1-Core 73.1 78.4
109 2-Core 142 151
63.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 4-Core 258 300
245 8-Core 333 382
38.8% 296 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 64-Core 337 383
22.6% 337 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 75
2-Core 149
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 376
44% 334 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 76
2-Core 148
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 224
35% 250 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 74
2-Core 140
61% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 372
43% 326 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 70.8
2-Core 134
61% 97 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 377
40% 313 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 148
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 283
38% 281 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 74
2-Core 142
62% 99.9 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 248
28% 217 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,697,608 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon W3540 Builds (Compare 5,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $64

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor W3540 (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ1'09
Processor NumberW3540
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$594.00
Clock Speed2.93 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingYes

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Good

3 years ago.

9 Years and its still holding up. 4GHz across all cores 3 100+ fps on any game on high settings :) Once overclocked to 5.4 with liquid nitrogen like 7 years ago now running a few years on stock and now perfectly on 4GHz :3


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