Average Bench: 63.1% (544th of 1456)

Based on 6,508 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 63.1% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 36.9% 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 83.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 68Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 16.1%. 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 Speed 293Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 290Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Memory 83.7 92.6
55.1 1-Core 68 73.2
104 2-Core 131 141
58.2% 94.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 4-Core 240 280
203 8-Core 290 348
34.2% 265 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 64-Core 293 348
18.2% 293 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 65
2-Core 131
61% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 316
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 139
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 263
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 261
16% 261 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 140
59% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 339
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 339
21% 339 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 138
61% 98.9 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 307
35% 274 Pts
64-Core 335
21% 335 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 135
58% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 332
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 337
21% 337 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 138
59% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 273
36% 272 Pts
64-Core 272
17% 272 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 69
2-Core 117
58% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 337
31% 259 Pts
64-Core 344
21% 344 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 63
2-Core 122
54% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 318
33% 265 Pts
64-Core 315
20% 315 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 127
56% 90.8 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 290
30% 244 Pts
64-Core 291
18% 291 Pts
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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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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