Average Bench: 74.7% (304th of 1439)

more Based on 4,873 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, , 0FABFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0789FBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 74.7% Great: 85%
Gaming 75%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 62%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5690 averaged 25.2% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 87.9Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 334Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5690 is 21.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 618Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 518Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 4,873 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Memory 87.9 95.5
76.1 1-Core 87.7 105
144 2-Core 174 210
68.9% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 4-Core 334 413
389 8-Core 518 637
52.6% 426 Pts
Min Avg Max
463 64-Core 618 762
38.2% 618 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 100
2-Core 201
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 577
61% 486 Pts
64-Core 739
46% 739 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 183
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 521
54% 433 Pts
64-Core 653
40% 653 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 89.4
2-Core 177
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 409
49% 379 Pts
64-Core 433
27% 433 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 179
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 530
54% 439 Pts
64-Core 646
40% 646 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 160
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 394
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 373
23% 373 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 164
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 273
33% 254 Pts
64-Core 269
17% 269 Pts
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Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 8%
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System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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16 days ago.

Budget beast! Said to run on certain HP Z400 desktop machines!


16 months ago.

Very good overclocking potential. Running everything quite smoothly.


4 months ago.

You can find this CPU for only 20 Dollar/euro, it's still an absolute good CPU. Back in the days this CPU cost over 1000 euros


6 months ago.

Great even in 2021 and competes when paired with a good motherboard and NH Noctua DH15 CPU cooler overclocks easily too 4.4ghz maybe 4.5ghz and runs modern titles well even CyberPunk 2077 with a non AVX mode download for the game and it does absolutely stunning at 1080p 80-95FPS too 1440p at 68-75FPS pairs with a RTX 2070


11 months ago.

Good overclock speeds but lacking in IPC - It's days are numbered but it still hits hard and totally relevant paired with a modern GPU. A 2080ti is the limit as it saturates the PCIE 2.0 in the x58.


3 years ago.

I have two Dell T3500 systems. One for gaming and the other to stream my games. The streaming system is running Manjaro Linux and it rocks.


3 years ago.

very nice chip, still holds a lot of punch even all those years later. if you can pick them up cheap, you can easily build a budget gaming/workstation rig, if not then don't


2 years ago.

The Xeon X5690 is an exceptional cpu, with 6 cores, hyper threading and a clock of 3.46 Ghz it performs great. The price just adds to it, $45 on ebay. While it lacks Pcie 3.0 support and the IPS of modern cpus it is still a remarkable cpu.

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