Average Bench: 63% (448th of 1307)

Based on 5,632 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 63% 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 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 14.9%. 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 290Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 286Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,632 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 84.9 92.7
56.3 1-Core 66.8 71
102 2-Core 128 136
59.1% 93.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 4-Core 233 272
195 8-Core 286 344
34.3% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 64-Core 290 347
19.5% 290 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 70.5
2-Core 136
61% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 347
40% 303 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 133
59% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 339
40% 304 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 136
59% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 345
40% 302 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 136
59% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 346
39% 302 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 133
59% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 341
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 133
59% 94.9 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 323
34% 263 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 63.7
2-Core 121
57% 89.3 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 309
32% 254 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 130
57% 91.1 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 240
30% 227 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 55.1
1-Core 45
2-Core 87.8
39% 62.6 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 234
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
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Typical Xeon W3520 Builds (Compare 4,869 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
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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