Intel Xeon W3550: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon W3550

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon W3550 sales on August 2009 at a recommended price of $235. This is Bloomfield 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 3.33 GHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at 11.76 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Xeon W3550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
27.74
 
Type
Server
 
Achitecture codename
Bloomfield
 
Release date
on August 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$235
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$60
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon W3550's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon W3550's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.33 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
263 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
731 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3550 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
 
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3550. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
PAE
36 Bit
 

Security technologies

Xeon W3550 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3550 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W3550.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
Max memory channels
3
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W3550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

11.76

Passmark

5568

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon W3550 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon W3550 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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