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Intel Core i3 and Core i5 661 (Westmere) review

Intel's new budget chip brings 32nm transistors and CPU-GPU fusion tech

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Product Type
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Thermal Design Power
73 W
Processor Manufacturer
Product Family
Core i3 i3-500
L3 Cache
4 MB
Clock Speed
2.93 GHz
Processor Socket
Socket H LGA-1156
Brand Name
Green Compliant
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
64-bit Processing
Thermal Specification
Direct Media Interface
2.50 GT/s
L2 Cache
512 KB
Product Series
Intel Corporation
Product Model
Product Name
Core i3 Dual-core i3-530 2.93GHz Desktop Processor
Product Line
Core i3
Input Voltage
1.4 V DC
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Intel Core i3 processor family with Intel HD Graphics delivers a revolutionary new architecture for an unparalleled computing experience. As the first level in Intel's new processor family, the Intel Core i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience. This processor comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing. A smart choice for home and office, the Intel Core i3 processor also features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Do not let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.

Process Technology
32 nm

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