Intel Xeon 5160: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon 5160

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon 5160 sales on June 2006 at a recommended price of $22. This is Woodcrest architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA771 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt. It supports DDR2 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.10 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon 5160 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.17
 
Market segment
Server
 
Architecture codename
Woodcrest
 
Launch date
June 2006 (15 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$22
 
Price now
$126 (5.7x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
Threads
2
 
Base clock speed
3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3 GHz
 
L2 cache
4 MB
 
Chip lithography
65 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon 5160 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
LGA771
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon 5160. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
-
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
PAE
32 Bit
 
FSB parity
+
 

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x
+
 
EPT
-
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon 5160's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR2
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon 5160. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

1.10

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

963

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon 5160. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
4.7 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon 5160 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 64% minimum and 51% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
64%
Recommended
51%
Minimum
64%
Recommended
51%

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