Intel Core i5-660 – $229

Intel Core i5-660 - $229

The Intel Core i5-660 Processor brings great performance, Intel HD Graphics, and the latest Intel technologies to your desktop computer. With two cores running at 3.33 GHz, the Core i5-660 won’t have any problems handling your everyday applications. And when you need an extra burst of speed, the processor can utilize Intel Turbo Boost Technology to run at up to 3.6 GHz.

Intel Core i5-660
Two 3.33 GHz cores for better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
Turbo Boost Technology boosts core to 3.6 GHz when needed.
Integrated Intel HD Graphics.
4 MB of Intel Smart Cache.
Advanced security technologies such as Intel Trusted Execution Technology.

The Intel Core i5-660 processor delivers outstanding performance at a great price. View larger. Multiple Cores for Speedy, Multi-Threaded Performance
The Intel Core i5-660 contains two processors, or execution cores, on one integrated circuit. Combined with four threads, the Core i5-660 can simultaneously work on multiple tasks. This design produces faster and more efficient results, so your computer won’t slow down–no matter how many applications you have open.

Turbo Boost Technology Gives Extra Speed When You Need It
Intel Turbo Boost Technology automatically oversees your workload, redirecting power and moderating performance for better efficiency. In the past, unused portions of a chip would be turned off, leaving some cores idle. But with Turbo Boost Technology, unused performance is now routed to active cores, boosting performance without wasting power. With Turbo Boost enabled, the Intel Core i5-660 Processor accelerates from its usual 3.33 GHz up to a maximum single-core frequency of 3.6 GHz.

Hyper-Threading for Better Efficiency
The Intel Core i5-660 Processor features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to deliver more efficient use of resources and better performance on multithreaded software. You’ll be able to run demanding desktop applications, such as music and movie creation applications, while running background applications, such as virus protection software, and still maintain system responsiveness.

Large Smart Cache for Better Media Performance
Intel Smart Cache provides performance-maximized storage for frequently accessed data. The Intel Core i5-660 has a generous 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache kept close to the processor, so there’s always data feeding in. The result is better overall functionality for everyday applications and markedly improved performance for rich media titles and games.

Intel HD Graphics Built-in
With the Core i5-660, Intel HD Graphics is built right into the CPU, so you won’t have to spend money on a discrete graphics card in order to get stunning results. Intel HD Graphics provides sharp images, rich color, and lifelike audio and video. Intel HD Graphics support multiple monitors, premium video such as Blu-ray Disc playback and mainstream gaming as well as a full Windows 7 experience. The Core i5 660 has a graphics core that runs at 733 MHz to maximize viewing power.

Advanced Technology to Keep Your Computer Secure
The Intel Core i5-660 has security features that make it ideal for business use. Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides a hardware-based set of extensions that enhance security capabilities, protecting your computer against software-based attacks and protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data stored on your clients’ PCs.

The Intel Core i5-660 is made on a 32nm manufacturing process for better energy efficiency. It uses the LGA1156 socket and is backed by a three-year limited warranty.