Intel Core i5-661 vs Celeron G4920

Intel Core i5-661
Intel Celeron G4920

General info

Comparing Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.34
 
15.27
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
n/d
 
Intel Celeron
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
on January 2010
 
2 April 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$252
 
$52
Price now
$100
 
$83

Technical specs

Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 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 and Celeron G4920 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
81 mm2
 
126 mm2
Maximum core temperature
70 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
382 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 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
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
87 Watt
 
51 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
-
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
37.5 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
Max video memory
n/d
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.05 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-661 6.74
Celeron G4920 6.80 +0.9%

Passmark

i5-661 3194
Celeron G4920 3220 +0.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-661 and Celeron G4920 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-661

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core i5-661 over Intel Celeron G4920.

Advantages of Intel Celeron G4920

0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($52 vs $252)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (51 vs 87 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
ECCMemory
QuickSyncVideo

So, Core i5-661 or Celeron G4920?

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