Average Bench: 71.8% (263rd of 1265)

Based on 9,879 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000206D7, 0F8BFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 71.8% Great: 79%
Gaming 72%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 57%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 0 averaged 28.1% 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 84.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon E5-1620 0 is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon E5-1620 0 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 475Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 467Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 9,879 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.2 Memory 84.5 92
68.2 1-Core 91.7 99.9
145 2-Core 182 199
71.1% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 4-Core 322 381
365 8-Core 467 501
51% 395 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 64-Core 475 505
31.9% 475 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 192
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 470
56% 426 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Memory 88.8
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 192
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 494
52% 404 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 188
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 481
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.3
1-Core 92
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 379
44% 337 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 168
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 472
48% 376 Pts
64-Core 455
30% 455 Pts
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Gaming 46%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 39%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor E5-1620 (10M Cache, 3.60 GHz, 0.0 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameSandy Bridge EP
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor NumberE5-1620
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache10 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.60V - 1.35V
Recommended Price$294.00
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed0 QPI
QPI Links0
Max TDP130 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ2'15


Max Memory Size375 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechNo
Flex Memory AccessNo


Package Size52.5mm x 45.0 mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2011

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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10 months ago.

27 euros at AliExpress. Clocks to 4,2 GHz only bottlenecks OC'd 1070 only rarely at 1080p. e5 1660 0 might be better still.


20 months ago.

If you purchase a refurbished HP Z420 Workstation with E5-1620 you will have a great value CS:GO gaming platform. Even though 3,8GHz might sound slow nowadays, the E5-1620 offers hyperthreading + 10MB level 3 cache + 4 channel DDR3 @ 52GB/s + 40 PCIe lanes, which will make up for this. :-) If you should need SLI for other games, the HP Z420 gives you 2 * PCIe 3.0 x16 ( actually running x16 both of them ), and still leaving free PCIe lanes for your Intel Optane SSD ;-)

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