Average Bench: 50.3% (717th of 1258)

Based on 3,947 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 50.3% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5 660 averaged 49.6% 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 68Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 660 is just 13.4%. 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 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,947 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 Memory 68 74.4
51 1-Core 76.6 86.5
92.4 2-Core 134 162
56.4% 92.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 4-Core 190 213
138 8-Core 193 214
26.1% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 194 214
13% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 140
60% 98.7 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 206
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 71
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 148
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 207
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 134
58% 94.3 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 201
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 127
54% 87.7 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 192
24% 182 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.3
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 149
59% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 210
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.9
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 106
43% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 189
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 62.4
2-Core 105
49% 77.5 Pts
4-Core 121
8-Core 119
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,797,553 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 660 Builds (Compare 715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25

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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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1 month 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

6 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

14 months ago.

FCLGA1156 socket type


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