Intel Xeon X5570 

Released March, 2009
  • 2.93 GHz
  • Quad core
5.2 Out of 10

In a preliminary run of SPEC CPU2006, arguably the most widely respected CPU performance benchmark in the world, the X5570 is capable of an estimated floating point base score of over 150.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2009)
Benchmark Results: This CPU Queen benchmark is simple integer benchmark focuses on the branch prediction capabilities and the misprediction penalties of the CPU.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon X5570 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

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PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon X5570
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon X5570
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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Xeon X5650
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon X5570

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Xeon X5650
Core i7 6700K

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Xeon X5650

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
134,400 MB/s
Xeon X5650
1,470,000 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5570
Core i7 6700K
Xeon X5650


Xeon X5570
Core i7 6700K
Xeon X5650

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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Core i7 6700K
Xeon X5650

PassMark (Single Core)

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Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Xeon X5570

Central to that aim is the concept of scalability in multi-core configurations and multi-socket scenarios.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

When it comes to pricing the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series ranges in price from $188 to $1,600 in quantities of 1,000.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
The new Nehalem based Intel Xeon 5500 series processors do great on this benchmark as well as the Worxx CPU benchmark.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
If you take the 32M speed test score and compare it to the database of scores at HWBot the 4.515 second test score would place this test system in the top 20 fastest systems in the world at stock speeds.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)


T/s. Thanks to the lower QPI speed the DDR memory can only run at 1066MHz and as a result the memory performance suffers compared to the pair of Intel Xeon X5570 processors running at 2.93GHz with DDR3 1333MHz memory modules.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
As far as specs are concerned, the processors support tri-channel DDR3, 4MB or 8MB L3 cache, and an 80-130W TDP.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
In our benchmarks, a pair X5570s running at 2.93GHz are anywhere from 50 to 100 per cent faster than two 2.7GHz "Shanghai" Opterons, the fastest multi-socket AMD processor we have tested.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2009)


While I would have loved to get my hands on a pair of Xeon W5580 processors, I was able to get a pair of Intel Xeon X5570 processors to benchmark!
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
Benchmark Results: When it comes memory latency the pair of Intel Xeon X5570 doesn't dissapoint and performs much faster than the other two configurations that I was able to run some benchmarks on.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
That's right, in some benchmarks, including our computational fluid dynamics test, Nehalem is literally twice as quick.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2009)

Type of CPU

First came the Core Duo mobile processor.
by Tech Radar (Mar, 2009)
Intel does not have just one or two of these processors coming out, they have ten Gainestown processors that are on the way to retail markets around the world.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
Major computer makers, such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and IBM will feature them in servers soon, if they have not already.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)


Results: I was only able to run Cinebench R10 in 32-bit mode since that is what version of Windows Server was installed, but you can see the insane amount of horse power that this 2P server platform has to offer.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
Just for fun I disabled HyperThreading and Turbo Mode in the server board BIOS and ran the benchmark again to see what would happen on just the eight physical cores and discovered a 23% drop in performance.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)
Some strange results were observed in the AES benchmark though.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2009)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.93 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1366


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3-800
  4. DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000
Max CPUs 2
Clock multiplier 22
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None


Architecture QPI
Data rate 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz
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