Average Bench: 60.6% (235th of 1206)

more Based on 1,789 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 39.3% 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 88.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 175Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5690 is 23.2%. 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 629Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 530Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,789 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 1-Core 88.3 106
151 2-Core 175 212
62% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 4-Core 341 419
402 8-Core 530 669
55.7% 436 Pts
Min Avg Max
452 64-Core 629 801
42.2% 629 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 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 221
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 710
73% 574 Pts
64-Core 831
56% 831 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 646
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 795
53% 795 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 178
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 612
66% 510 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 169
59% 126 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 514
54% 425 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 171
59% 127 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 472
48% 380 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,502,669 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5690 Builds (Compare 4,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Dell Precision WorkStation T5500

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

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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

10 months ago.

Very good overclocking potential. Running everything quite smoothly.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Good cpu with amazing overclocking potential


Good

5 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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