Average Bench: 32% (529th of 1182)

Based on 1,107 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 32% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5 661 averaged 67.9% 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 76Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 132Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 661 is just 13.9%. 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 196Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
53 1-Core 76 86.5
92 2-Core 132 163
50.1% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 4-Core 191 216
134 8-Core 194 217
26.2% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 196 218
13.1% 196 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 133
51% 105 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 218
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 132
51% 106 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 209
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 163
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 202
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 142
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 213
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58.1
2-Core 128
43% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 185
26% 192 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)
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 130
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 194
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 137
44% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 152
21% 153 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.5
2-Core 69.4
31% 62 Pts
4-Core 85.3
8-Core 98.9
12% 92.1 Pts
64-Core 102
7% 102 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,556,366 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5 661 Builds (Compare 41,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $456

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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

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