Intel Xeon X5560: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2009
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Intel Xeon X5560
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Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon X5560 sales on March 2009 at a recommended price of $44. This is Gainestown 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 2800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1366 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.47%

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


General info

Of Xeon X5560 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1344
Value for money (0-100)4.43
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameGainestown
Release dateMarch 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$44of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$46 (1x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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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
Boost clock speed2.8 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
Number of transistors731 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon X5560 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)
Socket1366
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon X5560. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Hyper-Threading Technology+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon X5560's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon X5560. 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 X5560 3.47
  • 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.

Xeon X5560 3045

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon X5560 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 X5560 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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