Intel Xeon W5580: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2009
Performance 3.86
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Intel Xeon W5580
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Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon W5580 sales on March 2009 at a recommended price of $102. This is Nehalem EP 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 3460 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.86%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon W5580 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1292
Value for money8.72
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameNehalem EP
Release dateMarch 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$102of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$26 (0.3x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.46 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size263 mm2
Maximum core temperature67 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors731 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.75V -1.35V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W5580 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
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W5580. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology1.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Demand Based Switching+
PAE40 Bit

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 W5580's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size144 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels3of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W5580. 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 W5580 3.86
  • 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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon W5580 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon W5580 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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