Average Bench: 49.2% (747th of 1276)

Based on 4,503 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 49.2% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 660 averaged 50.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 66.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 660 is just 18.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 660 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,503 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Memory 66.1 73.5
47.6 1-Core 75.6 86.2
86.6 2-Core 132 160
55.3% 91.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 4-Core 188 213
132 8-Core 191 213
25.8% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 64-Core 191 213
12.8% 191 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 76
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 129
60% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 156
61% 103 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 208
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 68.8
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 158
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 212
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 66
1-Core 80.6
2-Core 148
58% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 210
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.3
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 138
58% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 190
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.4
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 147
58% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 200
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.9
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 117
52% 84.1 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 108
23% 155 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.2
1-Core 67
2-Core 108
50% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 130
20% 142 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 53
1-Core 36
2-Core 67.5
34% 52.2 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 140
16% 125 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i5 660 Builds (Compare 1,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $32

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-660 Processor (4M Cache, 3.33 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi5-660
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$177.00 - $193.00
Clock Speed3.33 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP73 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency733 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1156
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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4 months ago.

works flawlessly and has intel hd graphics so its amazing for productivity and if you pair it with a gt1030 or gtx1050 its going to wreck any game before 2016-ish


Terrible

11 months ago.

I LIKE THIS PC. BECAUSE THIS IS GIFT FROM MY FATHER NOW I AM PLAYING MANY GAMES FOR EX. assassin creed 1 2 3 4 BLACK FLAG ROGUE BROTHERHOOD AND MANY MORE


Average

19 months ago.

FCLGA1156 socket type


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