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Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor

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Long product name Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor :
The short editorial description of Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor

Intel Core i5-661, 4M Cache, 3.33 GHz, FCLGA1156
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Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor:
The official marketing text of Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor as supplied by the manufacturer

Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology)
Today's Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software of today and tomorrow.

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, strengthen security, while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster.

Intel® 64 Architecture
Intel® 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load.

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Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network. Help protect your customers' business assets and reduce the need for costly virus-related repairs by building systems with built-in Intel Execute Disable Bit.

Short summary description Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor:
This short summary of the Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Intel Core 661, Intel® Core™ i5, 3.33 GHz, LGA 1156 (Socket H), PC, 32 nm, i5-661

Long summary description Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Intel Core 661 3.33GHz 4MB L3 Box processor based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Intel 661, Core. Processor family: Intel® Core™ i5, Processor frequency: 3.33 GHz, Processor socket: LGA 1156 (Socket H). Thermal Design Power (TDP): 87 W, VID Voltage Range: 0.65 - 1.4 V

Processor
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
3.33 GHz
Processor cores *
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
2
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 1156 (Socket H)
Component for *
What this product is used as a part of (component for).
PC
Processor lithography *
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
32 nm
Box *
Plastic or metal shell/container for components.
Yes
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
i5-661
Processor threads *
4
System bus rate *
A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.
2.5 GT/s
Processor operating modes *
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
64-bit
Processor cache
4 MB
Processor
Processor cache type
L3
Compatible chipsets
Intel® H55 Express, Intel® H57 Express, Intel® P55 Express, Intel® Q57 Express
Stepping
C2
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
25
Processor boost frequency
The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.
3.6 GHz
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP) *
87 W
VID Voltage Range
0.65 - 1.4 V
Operational conditions
Maximum operating temperature
69.8 °C
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-07-31
Testseek has collected 114 expert reviews for Intel Core 661 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
80%
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hardwareheaven.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Today we're taking a look at the Core i5-661 processor along with the new H55/57 chipsets which feature Intel's new onboard graphics chip.
Bottom line Core i5-661 and H55/H57It is hard not to be impressed by Intel’s latest CPU/GPU and Chipset launch. They have taken the already very impressive Core range of processors, created a high performing dual core model and added to it an integrated graphic...
100%
tweaktown.com
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2014-03-31
In 2009 Intel seemed to be on a serious roll, almost unstoppable as they answered every one of AMD’s offerings. Even when AMD dropped their prices to create a better price/performance option, Intel simply launched the 1156 Lynnfield. Even the least...
Bottom line I think that Intel is on to something with Clarkdale and the move to a CPU + a GPU. Sure, they took the idea from AMD who talked about this long ago, but AMD failed to execute on the concept. Personally I think that prior to hitting the process siz...
92%
pcworld.co.nz
Updated:
2011-11-07
Back in mid 2006 Intel released their Core 2 range of processors, which went on to dominate the CPU market for about three years. Their combination of price, performance and availability, particularly the mainstream Core 2 Duo lineup, made them better...
80%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-07
Intel's Core i5-661 CPU represents the next generation of mid-range processors that will power many of the new desktop PCs released this year. It runs at 3.33GHz and has two physical cores with Hyper-Threading, but, most importantly, it's one of Intel's first 32 nanometre (nm) CPUs and one of the first to feature a built-in Intel HD graphics processor. Click here for specs on Intel Core i5-661The main differences between the Core i5-661 and the Core i5-750 (the first Core i5 CPU, released la...
Good Built-in graphics chip, Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost, fast, runs cool...
Bad Requires a motherboard upgrade if you want to make the most of it, heat-sink design is still awkward...
Bottom line With the Core i5-661, Intel has released a CPU that can just about do it all: it’s a CPU, graphics controller, memory controller and PCI Express controller in one. It performed fast during our tests and its integrated graphics and reasonably cool ru...
80%
atomicmpc.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-07
With the high end market firmly in control through current Core i7 Nehalem chippery, Intel could afford to release the 32nm Westmere line slowly, this time starting from the low-end to test the waters and fine-tune the core before releasing the high-en...
Bottom line Really low power, decent performance. Integrated GPU seems to affect overclocking initially, as expected...
80%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
Intel has released its latest range of processors, codenamed Clarkdale. The new range of 32nm chips consists of both Core i3 and Core i5 branded models, all with built-in graphics processors. This Core i5-661 has the second fastest clock speed of all t...
Bottom line A decent dual-core processor with integrated graphics, but true quad-core models are available for less...
80%
computeractive.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
We’ve already reviewed a processor from Intel’s latest Core i5 range, and we found that it was an excellent choice for anyone interested in 3D games or video editing (see the review of the i5-750 here).Despite its similar name, however, the new i5-661...
Good Integrated GMA HD graphics processor means fewer fans; decodes AVC and VC1 video...
Bad Requires suitable motherboard to use graphics; uses newer and expensive DDR3 memory...
Bottom line Ideal for media computers, but otherwise pick the i5-750...
80%
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Intel range The Core i5 600 were introduced in January 2010. This series is solely made up of 2 core models with hyperthreading (see body of article). They also benefit from turbo mode that allows clock increases of 133 or 266 MHz depending on the...
Good Excellent overall performance, Hyperthreading, Turbo mode, Moderate energy consumption...
Bad Very low performance graphics chip...
80%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
We’ve already reviewed a processor from Intel’s latest Core i5 range, and we found that it was an excellent choice for anyone interested in 3D games or video editing (see the review of the i5-750 here).Despite its similar name, however, the new i5-661...
Good Integrated GMA HD graphics processor means fewer fans; decodes AVC and VC1 video...
Bad Requires suitable motherboard to use graphics; uses newer and expensive DDR3 memory...
Bottom line Ideal for media computers, but otherwise pick the i5-750 Good points Integrated GMA HD graphics processor means fewer fans; decodes AVC and VC1 video Bad points Requires suitable motherboard to use graphics; uses newer and expensive DDR3 memory...
80%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
The Intel Core i5 661 is the first CPU we've seen of a new series based on the new Intel Clarkdale design and for want of a better description it lies somewhere towards the top end of the bottom half of Intel's current CPU line-up. In other words, it's ki...
70%
techradar.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Tick-tock goes the Intel PC processor clock.
Good Fab dual-core performance, Keeps Intel's 32nm transistors on track...
Bad Mediocre GPU performance, Doubts about CPU-GPU fusion tech...
60%
techradar.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
We know what you're thinking about the Core i5 661. A new commodity-class CPU from Intel is hardly the stuff of performance PC legends. Especially one with just two execution cores. Here in the cold environs of early 2010, surely quad-core or more is w...
Good Great performance for a dual-core chip...
Bad Too expensive, Horrible graphics stability, CPU-GPU combo is a worry for thermals...
60%
overclockersclub.com
Updated:
2011-11-07
Most of the Intel processors I have looked at in the past were geared more towards the enthusiast, but this offering from Intel is geared straight at the mainstream user. As more and more personal computers reach the point that they need an upgrade, t...
Good 32nm, Built in GPU, Price, Great Blue Ray play back, Applications ready to take advantage of the IGP, Low power consumption, Windows 7 enhancements...
Bad DH55TC Make sure you follow the memory QVL...
Bottom line The Core i5 661 and DH55TC motherboard proved to be a potent combination when tested in its environment. Even in the testing used here at OCC, it delivered decent results by comparison. If you are thinking of using the on-chip GPU as your primary grap...
0%
hardwarecanucks.com
Updated:
2011-11-07
In recent years, Intel used Nehalem architecture to push both a high end platform with their Bloomfield-based CPUs and their newly released Lynnfield generation of LGA1156 chips. Today they reveal their more moderately-priced Westmere series with the...
Bottom line After hearing AMD talk for years about the Fusion CPU + GPU concept being the future of computing, it's a bit surprising that Intel is the first one out of the gate with a product to market. However, we will take it any way we can get it. Mind you, it...
0%
tomshardware.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
Four months ago, I called Intel’s Lynnfield design the company’s mainstream magnum opus. The Core i5-750, specifically, rose to the top of our test lab’s pile of processors as a solid performer, overclocker, and overall value at less than $200. But is...
0%
itreviews.com
Updated:
2011-07-31
Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs with the new Clarkdale core take a significant step towards the mythical system-on-chip where the functions and features are delivered by a single chip, rather than the traditional CPU, chipset and GPU. As things stand you'd b...
0%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2011-07-31
Product Code: BX80616I5661 The Intel Core i5-661 CPU represents the next generation of mid-range processors that will power many of the new desktop PCs released this year. It runs at 3.33GHz and has two physical cores with Hyper-Threading, but, most...
Bottom line With the Core i5-661, Intel has released a CPU that can just about do it all: it's a CPU, graphics controller, memory controller and PCI Express controller in one. It performed fast during our tests and its integrated graphics and reasonably cool runn...
0%
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