Westmere-EP - X5660 Full Review

Performance Test 7 & 8 Benchmarks

Performance Test 7

  I could not find enough results to compare with Performance Test 7. Therefore I simply compared the X5660 to the L5639. This could give those looking to upgrade a decent comparison. Check below for the latest Performance Test 8 results.
Performance 8

  Let's take a look at Performance 8. In this benchmark I compared the X5660 and L5639 with several baselines from similar clock speeds. I tried to get the best results with systems that are similar to one another.

Xeon 5660

  At the time of this posting Performance Test 8 is not working properly. I have tried to reinstall the program, but I cannot resolve the issue. Therefore I cannot compare my X5660 @ 4.8Ghz with other processors running near the same speed and using the same memory speed. However, you can visit Performance Test web-site to compare my score to other scores. The website states that the graphs are updated once per day when there are at least 2 samples available.

Visit this web-site: www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

X5660 @ 4.8Ghz – DDR3-1600Mhz CPU Mark: 12937

  If I can find some CPUs with similar setups I will compare them and update this section of the review.


L5639 @ 4.1Ghz

  Intel latest platforms have advantages over X58. The architecture is definitely different and quicker. However, that doesn't mean that the L5639 can't compete. You just can't expect the L5639 to win in every category. In this case it would be up to the user to decide. Upgrading from a i7-920 @ 4.2Ghz to a L5639 would be worth it, but would it be worth a X79+i7 upgrade? Judging from Performance 8 CPU Mark I personally wouldn't upgrade just yet.....well unless you are running a i7-920 or i7-960.

L5639 CPU Mark: Score
Performance Increase [+] \ Decrease [-]

--- Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.2Ghz = 14853 [-34.4%]
--- Intel Core i7-3970X @ 4.0GHz = 13117 [-18.7%]
--- Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.4GHz = 11786 [-6.6%]
--- Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.2GHz = 11405 [-3.2%]
--> Intel Xeon L5639 @ 4.1Ghz = 11050 <-[0.0%]
--- Intel Core i7-920 @ 4.2Ghz = 7962 [+38.8%]