Intel Xeon X3450 processor review

Xeon X3450 processor released by Intel; release date: 8 Sep 2009. At the time of release, the processor cost $261. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Lynnfield microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 4, threads - 8. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.20 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 72.7°C. Manufacturing process technology - 45 nm. Cache size: L1 - 256 KB, L2 - 1 MB, L3 - 8 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR3 800/1066/1333. Maximum memory size: 32 GB.

Supported socket types: LGA1156. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 95 Watt.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
1.157 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
741.453 Frames/s
58.957 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3.237 Frames/s
0.373 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49.002 Frames/s
1.720 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
4.984 mHash/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 1.157 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 58.957 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 0.373 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 1.720 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 4.984 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Lynnfield
Launch date 8 Sep 2009
Launch price (MSRP) $261
Place in performance rating 2460
Processor Number X3450
Series Legacy Intel Xeon Processors
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.66 GHz
Bus Speed 2.5 GT/s
Die size 296 mm2
L1 cache 256 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 45 nm
Maximum core temperature 72.7°C
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz
Number of cores 4
Number of threads 8
Transistor count 774 million
VID voltage range 0.6500V-1.4000V

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 21 GB/s
Maximum memory size 32 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 800/1066/1333

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported LGA1156
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 2.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 4x4

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 36-bit
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)