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Intel Xeon E5520: specs and benchmarks
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Intel started Intel Xeon E5520 sales on March 2009 at a recommended price of $19. This is Gainestown architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2530 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.
Of Xeon E5520 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1658|
|Value for money||2.58|
|Architecture codename||Gainestown (2009−2010)|
|Release date||March 2009 (13 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$19||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Price now||$33 (1.7x MSRP)||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.
|Physical cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.26 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||2.53 GHz||of 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)|
|L1 cache||64 KB (per core)||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||256 KB (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||8 MB (shared)||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||45 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||263 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||72 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|Number of transistors||731 million||of 57000 (Apple M1 Max)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
|VID voltage range||0.75V -1.35V|
Information on Xeon E5520 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||2||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||80 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5520. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||1.0|
|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.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5520's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3||of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)|
|Maximum memory size||144 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||3||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||25.6 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5520. 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.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
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.
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5520. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||7 Mh/s|
Overall Xeon E5520 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.
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