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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 660

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 660

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 GHz vs 3.47 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz vs 3.58 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

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Intel Core i3 4130

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 6,256 vs 1,079 More than 5.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 93.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 100.74 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 27.7 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2005 Release date over 8 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70.8 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 660 vs Core i3 4130

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 660  vs
Core i3 4130 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 54W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 47.3 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 43.88W

details

Pentium 4 660  vs
Core i3 4130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.8°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.17 GHz 3.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.07 GHz 3.58 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 820.9 1,786.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 GHz 3.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Intel Pentium 4 660
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