Average Bench: 43.4% (440th of 1196)

Based on 3,745 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 43.4% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 56.5% 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 67Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 12.2%. 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 297Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 292Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,745 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.3 1-Core 67 71.1
108 2-Core 130 137
46.6% 98.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 4-Core 237 273
203 8-Core 292 345
35% 265 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 64-Core 297 348
19.9% 297 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 269
37% 269 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 136
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 265
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 269
18% 269 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 68.6
2-Core 134
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 264
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 126
47% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 339
37% 288 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 132
47% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 280
33% 248 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.5
2-Core 127
45% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 244
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 124
45% 95 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 277
32% 243 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 62
2-Core 117
42% 89.6 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 298
32% 251 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 120
44% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 209
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
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Typical Xeon W3520 Builds (Compare 6,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $109

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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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