Average Bench: 49.1% (779th of 1316)

Based on 5,245 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 49.1% 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 65.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 660 is just 16.4%. 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 192Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,245 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Memory 65.9 73.8
49.3 1-Core 75.9 86.4
93 2-Core 133 161
55.5% 91.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 4-Core 188 214
130 8-Core 191 214
25.9% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 64-Core 192 214
12.9% 192 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 73.9
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 166
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 150
61% 102 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 210
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 140
58% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 201
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 123
55% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 194
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 102
51% 79.8 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 179
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.4
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 115
48% 79.4 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 207
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.3
1-Core 57.5
2-Core 106
47% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 188
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.3
1-Core 73.2
2-Core 135
52% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 188
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.3
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 156
54% 96 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 202
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,566,372 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 660 Builds (Compare 1,795 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: 12% - 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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12 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


Good

1 month 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

2 years ago.

FCLGA1156 socket type


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