Intel Xeon W3540: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon W3540

Summary

Intel started Xeon W3540 sales on March 2009 at a recommended price of $699. This is Bloomfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 19.70 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-7980XE.

General info

Of Xeon W3540 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
80.92
 
Type
Server
 
Achitecture codename
Bloomfield
 
Release date
March 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$19.92
 
of 8684.5 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon W3540's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon W3540's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
8192 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
263 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
of 105
Transistor count
731 million
 
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3540 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3540. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
SSE4.2
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
PAE
36 Bit
 

Security technologies

Xeon W3540 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3540 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W3540.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
Max memory channels
3
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

CPU benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W3540. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

19.70

Passmark

5472

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W3540. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
4.4 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon W3540 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Xeon W3540 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Xeon W3540
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon W3540 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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