Intel Core i5 661 Reviewccokeman - January 3, 2010
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is started. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: CPU1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
3DMark 06 does not fit the casual gaming criteria, but it is a way to see where the IGP performs in this popular test. At the 3.33GHz clock speed with the discrete GPU installed, the scores are less than the quadcore CPUs but still above those of the Athlon II's.