Average Bench: 71.5% (320th of 1363)

more Based on 7,153 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000106A4, , BFEBFBFF000206C1, 17CBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 0FEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF00020651, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 71.5% Great: 85%
Gaming 72%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 58%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5660 averaged 28.4% 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 88.7Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 295Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5660 is 24.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5660 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 538Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 457Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 7,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 Memory 88.7 96.3
59.4 1-Core 76.6 105
123 2-Core 153 206
64.3% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 4-Core 295 406
334 8-Core 457 637
46.5% 376 Pts
Min Avg Max
372 64-Core 538 779
33.3% 538 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 189
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 564
56% 459 Pts
64-Core 655
40% 655 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 152
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 428
46% 365 Pts
64-Core 424
26% 424 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 75.7
2-Core 150
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 420
45% 358 Pts
64-Core 511
32% 511 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 96
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 135
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 348
39% 309 Pts
64-Core 366
23% 366 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 75.4
2-Core 150
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 329
41% 314 Pts
64-Core 363
22% 363 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 67
2-Core 137
60% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 427
43% 349 Pts
64-Core 540
33% 540 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Xeon X5660 Builds (Compare 2,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 25%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 22%

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $136

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor X5660 (12M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameWestmere EP
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor NumberX5660
# 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$1219.00 - $1222.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links2
Max TDP95 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 Size42.5mmX45mm
Max CPU Configuration2
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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1 month ago.

Mobil oyun için çok iyi işlemci


13 months ago.

Its great 0.25 bottleneck with gtx1050ti


3 years ago.

i like the poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh he das vies bitter


6 months ago.

homelab use


5 months ago.

Still has tons of performance!


20 months ago.

4.20Ghz, I don't see any reason to upgrade other than SATA3

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