Intel Pentium 4 660: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium 4 660

Summary

This is Prescott architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread, and is based on 90 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PLGA775, PPGA775 processor with a TDP of 115 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Pentium 4 660 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.70
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Series
Pentium 4
 
Architecture codename
Prescott
 
Launch date
no data
 
Price now
$185
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
1 (Single-Core)
 
Threads
1
 
Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
Bus support
800 MHz
 
L3 cache
2 MB L2 KB
 
Chip lithography
90 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
1.2V-1.4V
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 4 660 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Socket
PLGA775, PPGA775
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium 4 660. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
-
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
FSB parity
-
 

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x
-
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium 4 660. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

2.65

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium 4 660 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 86% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium 4 660 from AMD is A8-3870K, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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