Intel Xeon L5506: specs and benchmarks

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Xeon L5506
2009
4 cores / 4 threads
2.42

Summary

Intel started Xeon L5506 sales on March 2009 at a recommended price of $125. This is a Gainestown architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2133 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 60 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.42% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Xeon L5506 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1652
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money24.96
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameGainestown (2009−2010)
Release dateMarch 2009 (15 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$125of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$253 (2x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.13 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.13 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size263 mm2
Maximum core temperature70 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors731 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Xeon L5506 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 configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1366
Power consumption (TDP)60 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon L5506. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Demand Based Switching+
PAE40 Bit
StatusDiscontinued

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-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon L5506's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size144 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels3of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth19.2 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon L5506. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 L5506 2.42

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: 68%

Xeon L5506 3706

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon L5506 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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