Average Bench: 73.1% (268th of 1314)

more Based on 5,532 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000106A4, , BFEBFBFF000206C1, 17CBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, 0FEBFBFF000206C2, 1FABFBFF00020651, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 73.1% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon X5660 averaged 26.8% 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 89.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5660 is 22.4%. 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 560Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 475Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.7 Memory 89.6 97
66.4 1-Core 79.2 104
130 2-Core 157 206
67% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 4-Core 308 408
362 8-Core 475 648
50% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
420 64-Core 560 771
37.6% 560 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
80% 133 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 644
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 200
79% 131 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 629
66% 516 Pts
64-Core 758
51% 758 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 148
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 420
46% 357 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 131
62% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 371
42% 320 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 149
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 431
45% 351 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,104,167 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon X5660 Builds (Compare 5,679 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: 30% - Poor Total price: $72

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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

11 months ago.

Its great 0.25 bottleneck with gtx1050ti


Excellent

23 months ago.

i like the poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh he das vies bitter


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


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