Intel Xeon W3550 vs W3570

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Intel Xeon W3570
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Games supported 73%

General info

Comparing Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating16221616
Value for money3.5621.10
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameBloomfield (2008−2010)Bloomfield (2008−2010)
Release dateMarch 2009
(13 years old)
August 2009
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$480$235
Current price$699 (1.5x MSRP)$83 (0.4x MSRP)
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Technical specs

Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads88
Base clock speed3.2 GHz3.06 GHz
Boost clock speed3.46 GHz3.33 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm45 nm
Die size263 mm2263 mm2
Maximum core temperature68 °C68 °C
Number of transistors731 million731 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
SocketFCLGA1366FCLGA1366
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt130 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI--
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology1.01.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring--
Demand Based Switching++
PAE36 Bit36 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550 are enumerated here.

VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W3570 and Xeon W3550. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size24 GB24 GB
Max memory channels33
Maximum memory bandwidth32 GB/s25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 W3570 2.57
Xeon W3550 2.58
+0.4%
  • Passmark
  • 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: 67%

Xeon W3570 3185
Xeon W3550 3205
+0.6%

Xeon W3550 outperforms Xeon W3570 by 1% in Passmark.

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: 37%

Xeon W3570 638
+23.2%
Xeon W3550 518

Xeon W3570 outperforms Xeon W3550 by 23% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

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: 37%

Xeon W3570 2616
+27.2%
Xeon W3550 2057

Xeon W3570 outperforms Xeon W3550 by 27% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 2.57 2.58
Cost $480 $235
Boost clock speed 3200 3066

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