Average Bench: 47.8% (386th of 1206)

Based on 444 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3540 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 47.8% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3540 averaged 52.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 143Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3540 is just 12%. 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 343Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 444 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.9 1-Core 73.7 78.6
116 2-Core 143 151
51.2% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 4-Core 260 301
251 8-Core 338 399
39.2% 299 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 64-Core 343 402
23% 343 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 150
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 377
45% 339 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 149
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 379
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78
2-Core 145
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 378
44% 336 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 149
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 366
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75
2-Core 143
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 261
38% 271 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.2
2-Core 145
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 263
36% 265 Pts
64-Core 263
18% 263 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 144
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 371
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 377
25% 377 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 146
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 330
36% 276 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,712,895 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon W3540 Builds (Compare 9,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55

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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

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Good

2 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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