Average Bench: 64% (402nd of 1265)

Based on 4,821 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 64% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 35.9% 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 15.3%. 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 292Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 287Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,821 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 86.6 93.2
56.2 1-Core 66.7 71.2
104 2-Core 128 136
59.6% 93.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 4-Core 234 272
193 8-Core 287 345
34.5% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 64-Core 292 348
19.6% 292 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 133
63% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 335
37% 288 Pts
64-Core 334
22% 334 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 128
61% 94.5 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 325
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 69.2
2-Core 135
62% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 266
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 132
60% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 316
36% 274 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 67
2-Core 132
60% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 342
34% 273 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 65
2-Core 128
58% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 323
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 38
2-Core 85
48% 69.9 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 225
26% 198 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 63.4
2-Core 122
57% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 296
31% 240 Pts
64-Core 316
21% 316 Pts
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Typical Xeon W3520 Builds (Compare 2,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z400 Workstation

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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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