Average Bench: 67.6% (339th of 1265)

Based on 5,131 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3550 @ 3.07GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 67.6% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Xeon W3550 averaged 32.4% 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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3550 is just 13.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 329Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.7 Memory 87.2 93
66.6 1-Core 76.2 80.8
128 2-Core 147 156
64.3% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
209 4-Core 270 310
242 8-Core 329 393
39.8% 299 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 64-Core 332 397
22.3% 332 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 154
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 393
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 154
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 306
42% 306 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 89.7
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 149
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 352
39% 299 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 84.3
1-Core 77.4
2-Core 155
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 386
42% 325 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 154
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 287
38% 282 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 140
61% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 367
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 130
60% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 322
36% 276 Pts
64-Core 307
21% 307 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 73.8
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 149
56% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 298
40% 295 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,634,477 CPUs tested.

Typical Xeon W3550 Builds (Compare 2,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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