Performance Benchmarks Summary: Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Family
Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based workstations
|Highlights of record-breaking results for Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series (February 14, 2011)|
|Benchmark||Result (gain over Intel® Xeon® processor W5590)||Workstation Importance|
|Black-Scholes* 5.0||17143 (+52%)||Leadership performance on a financial services benchmark|
|Financial services: Xtrader* and Monte Carlo* Excel 2007*||13.39(+45%)||Leadership performance on a financial services application benchmark|
|All CPU render result—Pov-Ray* 3.7 beta35a—X64 Mode||12494 (+44%)||Leadership performance on a digital content creation application benchmark|
|Digital content creation: SPECapc* 3ds Max* 9 and Autodesk* Maya* 2009 Mental Ray||1576.4 (+40%)||Leadership performance on a digital content creation megatasking benchmark|
|SPECint*_rate_base2006||351 (+43%)(estimate)||Technical computing leadership performance with Windows* OS|
|SPECfp*_rate_base2006||240 (+25%) (estimate)||Technical computing leadership performance with Windows* OS|
|Performance data - Higher is better|
|Segment-Benchmark||Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series result (2 socket system with both sockets populated)||Intel® Xeon® processor 3600 series result (1 socket system with 1 socket populated)||Scalability (Performance gain from adding the second processor)|
|Financial services: Xtrader* and Monte Carlo* Excel 2007*||13.39||7.28||+84%|
|Digital content creation: SPECapc* 3ds Max* 9 and Autodesk* Maya* 2009 Mental Ray||1576.4||853.9||+84%|
|Compute intensive: SPECfp*_rate_base2006 (Windows* OS)||240||132||+81%|
|Compute intensive: SPECint*_rate_base2006 (Windows* OS)||351||185||+89%|
|Manufacturing: sedan_4m and SPECapc* Solidworks 2007*||833.53||489.9||+70%|
Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others. SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, SPECrate, SPECweb, SPECjbb are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.
Source: Performance comparisons based on published and Intel internal results as of February 14, 2011. Configuration details and additional comparisons are available in the detailed section of the website:
Digital Content Creation: www.intel.com/performance/workstation/xeon5000/dcc.htm?iid=perf_ws_lhn+xeon5000_dcc.
For more information, go to www.intel.com/performance.
Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.
SPECint*2000/SPECint*2006 and SPECfp*2000/SPECfp*2006 benchmark tests reflect the performance of the microprocessor, memory architecture and compiler of a computer system on compute-intensive, 32-bit applications. SPEC benchmark tests results for Intel® microprocessors are determined using particular, well-configured systems. These results may or may not reflect the relative performance of Intel® microprocessors in systems with different hardware or software designs or configurations (including compilers). Buyers should consult other sources of information, including system benchmarks, to evaluate the performance of systems they are considering purchasing.
64-bit Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel® EM64T require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, OS, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel EM64T. Processor will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel EM64T-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel EM64T-enabled OS, BIOS, device drivers and applications may not be available. Check with your vendor for more information.
All products, computer systems, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.
Intel® products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. All dates and products specified are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice.
Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number/ for details.
Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or Web sites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced Web sites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.