Average Bench: 77.8% (190th of 1323)

Based on 3,534 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3690 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 77.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon W3690 averaged 22.2% 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 90.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon W3690 is just 17.9%. 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 636Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 540Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,534 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Memory 90.7 97.4
80.1 1-Core 90.7 109
155 2-Core 180 215
72.7% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 4-Core 351 424
441 8-Core 540 669
57% 445 Pts
Min Avg Max
482 64-Core 636 794
42.7% 636 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 4.35 GHz
Memory 97.2
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 660
70% 545 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,533,251 CPUs tested.

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Typical Xeon W3690 Builds (Compare 6,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,225

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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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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months 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

23 days ago.

unlocked gulftown for cheap


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


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