Average Bench: 60.8% (231st of 1206)

more Based on 1,924 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, , 0FABFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0789FBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon X5690 averaged 39.2% 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 88.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 176Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5690 is 28.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 632Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 532Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 1-Core 88.9 108
144 2-Core 176 214
62.4% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 4-Core 341 424
380 8-Core 532 677
55.8% 437 Pts
Min Avg Max
429 64-Core 632 808
42.4% 632 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 211
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 641
68% 530 Pts
64-Core 796
53% 796 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 176
62% 133 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 549
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 632
42% 632 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 524
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 664
45% 664 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 168
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 546
57% 448 Pts
64-Core 655
44% 655 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 170
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 506
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 171
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 531
55% 432 Pts
64-Core 655
44% 655 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 169
59% 126 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 546
56% 442 Pts
64-Core 621
42% 621 Pts
, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76
2-Core 163
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 336
46% 334 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,085,345 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5690 Builds (Compare 4,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T5500

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Memory

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

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good

12 months ago.

Very good overclocking potential. Running everything quite smoothly.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Good cpu with amazing overclocking potential


Good

7 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.


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