Average Bench: 43.3% (449th of 1206)

Based on 4,040 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 43.3% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 56.6% 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 66.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 12.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3520 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 295Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 291Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.1 1-Core 66.9 70.9
111 2-Core 130 136
46.6% 98.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 4-Core 236 273
209 8-Core 291 345
34.9% 263 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 64-Core 295 348
19.8% 295 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 136
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 268
36% 267 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 135
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 137
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 338
40% 301 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.8
2-Core 136
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 341
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 132
47% 100 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 261
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 136
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 235
34% 245 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 130
46% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 302
36% 273 Pts
64-Core 320
21% 320 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 130
47% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 341
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Xeon W3520 Builds (Compare 7,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $124

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor W3520 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ1'09
Processor NumberW3520
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingYes

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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