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Intel Core i7-6660U

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Intel Core i7-6660U review: specs and price

Intel Core i7-6660U
Intel Core i7-6660U
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Why is Intel Core i7-6660U better than the average?

  • RAM speed
    2133MHzvs1477.86MHz
  • Semiconductor size
    14nmvs21.6nm
  • Maximum memory bandwidth
    34.1GB/svs24.93GB/s
  • Memory channels
    2vs1.83
  • DirectX version
    12vs10.97
  • Turbo clock speed
    3.4GHzvs3.34GHz
  • OpenGL version
    4.4vs3.86
  • GPU turbo
    1050MHzvs936.96MHz

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-6660U

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

2.GPU clock speed

300MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

1300MHz

3.semiconductor size

14nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Apple A12X Bionic

7nm

4.Has integrated graphics
Intel Core i7-6660U

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.DirectX version

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

12

6.OpenGL version

4.4

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

4.6

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.4GHz

Best

MediaTek Helio X30

2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz

2.CPU threads

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Intel Core i7-8700B

12

3.turbo clock speed

3.4GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

Best

Intel Core i5-8305G

8GHz

4.L2 cache

0.5MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

MediaTek MT6592M

8.1MB

5.L1 cache

64KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

384KB

6.L3 core

2MB/core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Best

AMD Athlon 300U

2MB/core

Memory

1.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

3200MHz

2.maximum memory bandwidth

34.1GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

47.68GB/s

3.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

4

4.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

64GB

5.Supports ECC memory
Intel Core i7-6660U

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

For example

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

Features

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i7-6660U

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

2.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-6660U

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

3.Has NX bit
Intel Core i7-6660U

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has AES
Intel Core i7-6660U

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-6660U

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

6.Has MMX
Intel Core i7-6660U

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

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