Average Bench: 35.6% (612th of 1206)

Based on 3,332 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5450 @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 35.6% Great: 45%
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 20%

Poor average bench

The Intel Xeon X5450 averaged 64.4% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon X5450 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon X5450 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 206Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 203Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,332 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.7 1-Core 53.2 65.6
76.4 2-Core 106 131
37.5% 79.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 4-Core 201 258
125 8-Core 203 259
27.6% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 206 261
13.8% 206 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 59.5
2-Core 117
42% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 237
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.8
2-Core 109
38% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 178
28% 197 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 108
38% 81.7 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 216
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53.7
2-Core 107
38% 80.6 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 207
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 141
9% 141 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 53.3
2-Core 107
38% 80.1 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 210
29% 211 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 53.2
2-Core 108
38% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 220
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.5
2-Core 109
38% 81.7 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 216
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.8
2-Core 70.8
30% 60.3 Pts
4-Core 83.9
8-Core 106
12% 95.1 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,645,910 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 33%
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Workstation 16%

Motherboard: Asus P5G41T-M LX - $260

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DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor X5450 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameHarpertown
Launch DateQ4'07
Processor NumberX5450
# of Cores4
Cache12 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.850V-1.3500V
Recommended Price$912.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP120 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ4'2010
FSB ParityYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)No
Demand Based SwitchingYes


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA771
Processing Die Size214 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors820 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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12 days ago.

Very good CPU when you mod it for LGA 775 with a sticker!


16 months ago.

The Xeon X5450 is a high TDP Harpertown processor that can be fitted in many LGA 775 baords, it delivers the same perfomance as its low power counterpart, the Xeon E5450, if you're not into overcloking and if your board is compatible this CPU is a way to go thanks to its reduced price when compared to the E5450 or the Core 2 Quad Q9650. Most games will run fine but anything higher than a GTX 1050 Ti will be bottlenecked by this 10 year old chip.

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6 months ago.

You can follow LGA 775 Socket Motherboards and Sapphire RX580 NITRO + OC Test and Evaluation results from the "https://www.youtube.com/channel/ismailTPC_Hastanesi" on my Youtube Channel with the XEON CPU X5460 / E5450 / X5450 and X5472-Processors. Also, I suggest you look at the MSI ARMOR RX470 Benchmark Test and Evaluation result videos .. I am publishing interesting and different System Hardware Components Test Videos .. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have to watch.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best Score for XEON X5450 CPU: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5301969 "ismailTPC_Hastanesi"

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