Intel Xeon L5420: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon L5420
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Year of release 2008
Performance 2.05

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon L5420 sales 1 January 2008. This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA771 processor with a TDP of 50 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

2.05%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Xeon L5420 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1935
Value for money0.17
Market segmentServer
Release date1 January 2008 (14 years ago)
Current price$124 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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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.

Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
L3 cache12 MB L2 Cacheof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature57 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.35V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon L5420 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.

SocketLGA771
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon L5420. 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+
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-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon L5420. 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.

Xeon L5420 2.05
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon L5420 357

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon L5420 1130

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon L5420. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 5.8 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon L5420 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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