Intel Pentium 4 660 vs Pentium 4 P4 3.0

Buy
VS
Buy
Price now 46$
Games supported 80%
Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0
Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0
Buy
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Pentium 4 660
Intel Pentium 4 660
Buy
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 106$
Games supported 95%

General info

Comparing Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating19241453
Value for money7.191.24
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesPentium 4Pentium 4
Architecture codenameNorthwood (2001−2004)Prescott 2M
Release dateno datano data
Current price$46 $106
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100
  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores1 (Single-Core)1 (Single-Core)
Threads11
Base clock speedno data3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3 GHz3.6 GHz
Bus support400 MHz800 MHz
L3 cacheno data2 MB L2 Cache
Chip lithography130 nm90 nm
Maximum core temperatureno data71 °C
64 bit support-+
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--
VID voltage rangeno data1.2V-1.4V

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660 compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Socketno dataPLGA775, PPGA775
Thermal design power (TDP)89 Watt115 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data-
FSB parityno data-

Security technologies

Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660 are enumerated here.

VT-xno data-

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

Pentium 4 P4 3.0 4.20
+69.8%
Pentium 4 660 7.13
  • wPrime 32

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Pentium 4 P4 3.0 97
Pentium 4 660 84
+15.5%

Pentium 4 P4 3.0 outperforms Pentium 4 660 by 15% in wPrime 32.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 4.20 7.13
Boost clock speed 3000 3600
Chip lithography 130 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 89 Watt 115 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Pentium 4 660
Pentium 4 660


Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium 4 P4 3.0 and Pentium 4 660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite CPU.


Competitors of Pentium 4 P4 3.0 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium 4 P4 3.0 from AMD is Athlon X4 950, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Athlon X4 950 Athlon X4 950
Compare

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium 4 P4 3.0:

PRO A10-9700 102.86
Pentium 4 P4 3.0 100
A10-9700 99.29

Competitors of Pentium 4 660 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium 4 660 from AMD is Ryzen 3 2200GE, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE Ryzen 3 2200GE
Compare

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium 4 660:

FX-8370 102.1
Pentium 4 660 100
FX-9370 99.58

Similar processor comparisons

We picked several similar comparisons of processors in the same market segment and performance relatively close to those reviewed on this page.

User rating

Here you can see how users rate the processors, as well as rate them yourself.


3.3 209 ratings

Rate Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
3.4 11 ratings

Rate Intel Pentium 4 660 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Pentium 4 P4 3.0 or Pentium 4 660, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.