Average Bench: 53.5% (329th of 1173)

Based on 3,430 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3550 @ 3.07GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 53.5% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3550 averaged 46.5% 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 78.7Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 279Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3550 is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 348Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,430 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 SC Int 72.8 77.4
68 SC Float 78.7 83.6
65.1 SC Mixed 75.7 80.6
60.6% 75.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 QC Int 257 301
207 QC Float 279 322
199 QC Mixed 268 311
60.7% 268 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 MC Int 324 377
262 MC Float 348 406
250 MC Mixed 338 397
50.4% 337 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, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.4
SC Float 82.2
SC Mixed 80.2
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 309
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 320
MC Mixed 302
46% 307 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.7
SC Float 82.2
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 308
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 311
47% 312 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 75.5
SC Float 83
SC Mixed 79.7
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 273
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 292
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 396
59% 393 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 81.6
SC Mixed 76.8
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 294
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 396
59% 393 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 76.1
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 305
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 302
MC Mixed 290
44% 293 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 81.1
63% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 282
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 396
59% 393 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 73.5
SC Float 80.7
SC Mixed 77.5
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 273
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 362
56% 374 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.1
SC Float 73.3
SC Mixed 77.7
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 255
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 385
56% 375 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 75.3
60% 75.1 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 255
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 394
59% 391 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,553,118 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon W3550 Builds (Compare 5,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $104

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor W3550 (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor NumberW3550
# 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 Speed3.06 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.33 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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