Intel Xeon W5590: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon W5590

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon W5590 sales on August 2009 at a recommended price of $270. 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 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.68 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon W5590 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.17
 
Market segment
Server
 
Architecture codename
Nehalem EP
 
Launch date
August 2009 (11 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$270
 
Price now
$1080 (4x MSRP)
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
8
 
Base clock speed
3.33 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
45 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
263 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
67 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors
731 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.75V -1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W5590 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 configuration
2
 
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
130 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W5590. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
PAE
40 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 W5590's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
144 GB
 
Max memory channels
3
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W5590. 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.

3.68

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.

3234

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W5590. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
9.4 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon W5590 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 89% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
89%
Recommended
81%
Minimum
89%
Recommended
81%

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