Average Bench: 41.3% (493rd of 1206)

Based on 3,437 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 41.3% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 660 averaged 58.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 77Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 135Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 660 is just 15%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.1 1-Core 77 86.3
91.4 2-Core 135 164
50.9% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 190 213
148 8-Core 194 213
26.1% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 64-Core 195 214
13.1% 195 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 159
59% 123 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 214
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 138
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 204
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 140
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 209
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 110
45% 91.4 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 211
29% 211 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 140
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 205
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.9
2-Core 123
43% 91.4 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69
2-Core 122
46% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 145
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 61.7
2-Core 113
42% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 138
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,103,442 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 660 Builds (Compare 1,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $85

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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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18 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

2 hrs 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

7 months ago.

FCLGA1156 socket type


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