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Intel Xeon E5420: specs and benchmarks
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Intel Xeon E5420
Intel started Intel Xeon E5420 sales 1 October 2007. This is Harpertown architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.
Compatibility-wise, this is LGA771 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Xeon E5420 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1706|
|Value for money||0.46|
|Release date||1 October 2007 (14 years ago)|
|Price now||$152||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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.
|Base clock speed||2.5 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|L3 cache||12 MB L2 KB||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||45 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Maximum core temperature||67 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|VID voltage range||0.85V-1.35V|
Information on Xeon E5420 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.
|Thermal design power (TDP)||80 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5420. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||-|
|Demand Based Switching||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5420. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Xeon E5420 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||90|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||87|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||171|
|Far Cry 5||104|
|Far Cry New Dawn||102|
|Forza Horizon 4||147|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||121|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||119|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||115|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||114|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||83|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||74|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||151|
|Far Cry 5||97|
|Far Cry New Dawn||105|
|Forza Horizon 4||145|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||94|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||71|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||109|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||174|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||101|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||67|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||66|
|Far Cry 5||96|
|Far Cry New Dawn||93|
|Forza Horizon 4||139|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||95|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||71|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||102|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||65|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||44|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||71|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||55|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||52|
|Far Cry 5||82|
|Far Cry New Dawn||89|
|Forza Horizon 4||122|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||53|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||59|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||38|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||30|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||42|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||65|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||38|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||34|
|Far Cry 5||52|
|Far Cry New Dawn||56|
|Forza Horizon 4||82|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||31|
Overall Xeon E5420 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.
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