Average Bench: 75.5% (221st of 1316)

more Based on 3,821 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, , 0FABFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0789FBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 75.5% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5690 averaged 24.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Xeon X5690 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 88.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5690 is 21.8%. 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 625Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 523Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,821 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.3 Memory 88.8 95.9
75.3 1-Core 87.3 104
151 2-Core 173 208
70.4% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 4-Core 336 414
418 8-Core 523 646
55% 430 Pts
Min Avg Max
469 64-Core 625 787
42% 625 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 179
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 521
56% 436 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 177
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 527
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 667
45% 667 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 176
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 557
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 88
2-Core 174
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 518
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 171
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 524
54% 424 Pts
64-Core 668
45% 668 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,036,608 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5690 Builds (Compare 6,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $80

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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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3 months ago.

Six years old and it still runs great, although the speed is lower than the new gaming CPUs, it is still comparable with the Ryzen 3600. Considering that the Ryzen 3600 is just over a year old, it is an excellent cpu for its time, and even now, it can be used for almost anything. Only the apps and softwares that need enormous amounts of calculation (e.g. high level video editing, real time ray-tracing graphics rendering, etc.) will limit the possibilities of this cpu. The only problem it had was its price, which was a hefty $1.6k, but now it is dropped to about 1/10 of its price, in used condition (normally around $150, but I’ve seen less!). The only drawback of buying this pc is it’s age and how the new 30 series graphics cards can potentially bottleneck this cpu. (It might not, but considering its frequency, it is a possibility.)


Excellent

7 months ago.

Very good overclocking potential. Running everything quite smoothly.


Poor

2 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


Good

22 days 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


Good

3 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.


Excellent

14 months 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.


Excellent

6 months 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


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