Average Bench: 40.7% (505th of 1206)

Based on 1,178 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 40.7% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 661 averaged 59.2% 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 75.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 131Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 661 is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 661 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 192Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,178 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 1-Core 75.6 86.3
87.9 2-Core 131 162
49.8% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 189 215
130 8-Core 192 215
26% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
135 64-Core 193 215
13% 193 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 184
70% 146 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 261
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 154
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 209
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
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Typical Core i5 661 Builds (Compare 48,082 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $430

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-661 Processor (4M Cache, 3.33 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi5-661
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$177.00
Clock Speed3.33 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP87 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency900 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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo

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 TechNo

 Comments

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Average

9 days ago.

A higher end Clarkdale hyperthreaded dual core processor. Came with similar amount of cores as i3-540 but comes with performance boosting features such as turbo which boost operating frequency to determined clock. For most users might worth looking to spend $30 more for more powerful i5-750 which comes with 4 core and 4 thread. Still worth it for today albeit for light gaming and modern basic tasks.


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