Intel Xeon X5450: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon X5450

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon X5450 sales 1 October 2007. This is Harpertown architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA771 processor with a TDP of 120 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.70 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon X5450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
3.98
 
Market segment
Server
 
Architecture codename
Harpertown
 
Launch date
1 October 2007 (13 years ago)
 
Price now
$87
 

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.

Base clock speed
3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
L3 cache
12 MB L2 KB
 
Chip lithography
45 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
63 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.85V-1.35V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon X5450 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.

Socket
LGA771
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
120 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon X5450. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
-
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
FSB parity
+
 

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-x
+
 
EPT
-
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon X5450. 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.

2.70

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.

2367

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon X5450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
9.6 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon X5450 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 86% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%

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