Average Bench: 56.2% (211th of 1184)

more Based on 3,346 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000106A4, , BFEBFBFF000206C1, 17CBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 0FEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF00020651, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Xeon X5660 averaged 43.7% 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 82.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 163Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5660 is 30.4%. 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 583Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 491Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.6 1-Core 82.2 105
125 2-Core 163 206
57.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 4-Core 319 413
360 8-Core 491 651
51.8% 405 Pts
Min Avg Max
397 64-Core 583 779
39.1% 583 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 75.5
2-Core 154
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 478
50% 393 Pts
64-Core 571
38% 571 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 138
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 424
47% 361 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 149
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 412
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 146
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 459
46% 367 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 147
50% 108 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 440
45% 356 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 146
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 414
40% 322 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,154,834 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5660 Builds (Compare 8,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $57

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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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2 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

4 months ago.

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