Average Bench: 77.6% (186th of 1316)

Based on 3,998 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3690 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 77.6% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon W3690 averaged 22.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Xeon W3690 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 90.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3690 is just 17.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon W3690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 643Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 539Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.3 Memory 90.8 97.1
79 1-Core 89.6 105
156 2-Core 178 209
72.3% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 4-Core 348 419
421 8-Core 539 661
56.8% 444 Pts
Min Avg Max
488 64-Core 643 788
43.1% 643 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 634
68% 528 Pts
64-Core 783
53% 783 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 102
2-Core 205
80% 134 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 621
65% 507 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
77% 131 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 588
64% 498 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 94.1
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 173
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 563
58% 453 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 176
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 572
58% 461 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 172
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 519
53% 420 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 88
2-Core 177
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 512
52% 412 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
CPU0 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 172
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 520
54% 422 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
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Typical Xeon W3690 Builds (Compare 6,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,064

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor W3690 (12M Cache, 3.46 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameGulftown
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor NumberW3690
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.46 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.73 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066/1333
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth32 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions40-bit
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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 45mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size239 mm2

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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4 months ago.

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Amazing value, you can find new motherboards on ebay and ali express for it—Mar '21


Good

1 month ago.

Cheap And Still powerful, If you're on a budget this processor wins the game


Excellent

2 years ago.

Its like 30 euros cheaper than a Xeon E5520 and 2.2461x faster than it.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Cheap by today's standards and holds up well even in 2017.


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