Intel Xeon W5590 vs X5570

Price now 205$
Games supported 74%
Intel Xeon W5590
Intel Xeon W5590
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon X5570
Intel Xeon X5570
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 70$
Games supported 75%

General info

Comparing Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating15281520
Value for money5.022.98
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameGainestown (2009−2010)Gainestown (2009−2010)
Release dateAugust 2009 (13 years ago)March 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$270$49
Current price$205 (0.8x MSRP)$70 (1.4x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570 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)
Base clock speed3.33 GHz2.93 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 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 temperature67 °C75 °C
Number of transistors731 million731 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570 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 configuration22
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology1.01.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Demand Based Switching++
PAE40 Bit40 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size144 GB144 GB
Max memory channels33
Maximum memory bandwidth32 GB/s32 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 W5590 3.21
Xeon X5570 3.24
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 68%

Xeon W5590 3239
Xeon X5570 3270

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon W5590 602
Xeon X5570 540

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon W5590 2354
Xeon X5570 2646

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W5590 and Xeon X5570. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 9.4 Mh/s 9.3 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.21 3.24
Cost $270 $49
Boost clock speed 3333 2933
Thermal design power (TDP) 130 Watt 95 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon W5590
Intel Xeon W5590


Intel Xeon X5570
Intel Xeon X5570

The differences in performance seem too small.

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