Intel Xeon X5672 vs W3580

General info

Comparing Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.42
 
8.39
Type
Server
 
Server
Architecture codename
Westmere-EP
 
Bloomfield
Release date
14 February 2011
 
August 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$115
 
$215
Price now
$284
 
$215

Technical specs

Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
3.2 GHz
 
no data
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
8 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
239 mm2
 
263 mm2
Maximum core temperature
83 °C
 
68 °C
Transistor count
1,170 million
 
731 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.75V-1.35V
 
0.8V-1.375V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
FCLGA1366
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
130 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
1.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
40 Bit
 
36 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
288 GB
 
24 GB
Max memory channels
3
 
3
Maximum memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
32 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon X5672 6.48 +48.3%
Xeon W3580 4.37

Passmark

Xeon X5672 5179 +48.4%
Xeon W3580 3490

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
5.1 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon X5672 and Xeon W3580 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon X5672

48.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($115 vs $215)
Higher maximum frequency (3600 vs 3333 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (95 vs 130 watts)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save

Advantages of Intel Xeon W3580

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Xeon W3580 over Intel Xeon X5672.

So, Xeon X5672 or W3580?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon X5672.
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