Intel Core i5-661: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-661

Summary

Intel started Core i5-661 sales on January 2010 at a recommended price of $252. This is Clarkdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1156 processor with a TDP of 87 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.02 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i5-661 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.39
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Release date
January 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$252
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$100
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-661's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-661's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
81 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
70 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
382 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-661 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
Power consumption (TDP)
87 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-661. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
AES-NI
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
PAE
36 Bit
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-661 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-661 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-661.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-661.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
Clear Video HD
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-661's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-661's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-661. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.02

Passmark

3187

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-661 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-661 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-661 from AMD is Athlon II X4 638, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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