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Front view of Intel Core i7 660UE

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 660UE

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 77.19W 5.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.33 GHz Around 2.8x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Aug, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads

Features Key features of the Core i7 660UE  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

Core i7 660UE
1.33 GHz
FX 6300
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 660UE
2.4 GHz
FX 6300
4.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 660UE
1.33 GHz
FX 6300
4.75 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 660UE
1.33 GHz
FX 6300
4.82 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 660UE  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 1.33 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
BGA 1288
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 18W 95W
Annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 14.63W 77.19W

details

Core i7 660UE  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 20

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.33 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.33 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.33 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 166 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 500 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 660UE
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