Average Bench: 63.2% (418th of 1276)

Based on 5,279 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 63.2% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 36.8% 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 85.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 15.2%. 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 291Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 287Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.3 Memory 85.3 92.9
55.9 1-Core 66.5 71
102 2-Core 128 136
59.1% 93.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 4-Core 232 271
194 8-Core 287 344
34.3% 260 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 64-Core 291 348
19.6% 291 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 199
79% 132 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 458
53% 406 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 70.9
2-Core 135
64% 100 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 272
38% 273 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 136
63% 99.6 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 262
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 92.9
1-Core 67.8
2-Core 132
62% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 341
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 70.6
2-Core 136
62% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 272
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 66
2-Core 129
61% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 331
35% 275 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 134
62% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 317
36% 273 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 135
59% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 251
36% 259 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 135
59% 95 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 338
37% 288 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
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Typical Xeon W3520 Builds (Compare 4,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
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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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