Average Bench: 72.5% (248th of 1276)

more Based on 4,346 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000106A4, , BFEBFBFF000206C1, 17CBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 0FEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF00020651, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 72.5% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5660 averaged 27.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 89.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5660 is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5660 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 548Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 463Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Memory 89.4 97.2
65.2 1-Core 78.8 103
127 2-Core 156 206
66.7% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 4-Core 302 408
313 8-Core 463 640
49% 383 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 64-Core 548 772
36.7% 548 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Memory 96.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
81% 135 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 618
66% 515 Pts
64-Core 781
52% 781 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 77.4
2-Core 154
68% 108 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 470
49% 384 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 151
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 435
47% 367 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 87.4
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 150
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 429
47% 362 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 74.5
2-Core 149
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 457
48% 378 Pts
64-Core 558
38% 558 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 135
62% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 411
42% 333 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 115
57% 88.5 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 332
36% 277 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
CPU 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 53
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 126
48% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 426
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,898,720 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5660 Builds (Compare 3,784 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $53

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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 Size42.5mmX45mm
Max CPU Configuration2
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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5 months ago.

Amazing overclocker. 6 cores 12 threads and triple channel memory make it a beast. Even played some VR on oculus with a gtx 1060


Excellent

5 months ago.

Its great 0.25 bottleneck with gtx1050ti


Excellent

17 months ago.

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