Average Bench: 47.4% (393rd of 1173)

Based on 3,344 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 47.4% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3520 averaged 52.5% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 69.6Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 246Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3520 is just 13.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3520 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 308Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 298Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.5 SC Int 64.5 68.2
61.5 SC Float 69.6 73.8
59.8 SC Mixed 67.1 71.1
53.6% 67.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 QC Int 229 264
187 QC Float 246 282
177 QC Mixed 237 273
53.8% 237 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 MC Int 286 330
232 MC Float 308 356
222 MC Mixed 298 348
44.5% 297 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.8
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 69.3
56% 70.1 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 264
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 344
51% 342 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.7
SC Float 69.9
SC Mixed 66.8
54% 67.1 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 264
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 347
51% 344 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68
SC Float 74
SC Mixed 69.4
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 259
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 346
52% 344 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.7
SC Float 72.7
SC Mixed 70
56% 70.1 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 263
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 279
MC Mixed 263
40% 267 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.3
SC Float 58.6
SC Mixed 69.8
52% 64.9 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 241
QC Mixed 254
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 262
39% 264 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.4
SC Float 71.6
SC Mixed 69.2
54% 68.1 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 246
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 330
49% 330 Pts
CPU-A (00), 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.3
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 66.7
54% 67.1 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 225
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 344
51% 340 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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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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