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Intel Core i5-661 & Core i3-530 CPU Review

Multitasking test and overall score

multitasking with 7-Zip and mplayer

Websites: www.7-zip.org and www.mplayerhq.hu

Multitasking is a phrase that we're all familiar with, because most of us are now used to running multiple applications at the same time. However, to run multiple applications well you need a powerful (ideally multi-core) CPU and plenty of RAM.

Our multitasking test performs a massive file backup (with encryption) using 7-Zip, while simultaneously playing back a HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking (7-Zip and Mplayer)

Media Benchmarks

  • Intel Core i5-750 (4.15GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.99GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-750 (2.66GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-661 (4GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.4GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-530 (3.5GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (4.25GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-661 (3.33GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (3.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-530 (2.93GHz)
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 (3.71GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz)
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8GHz)
  • 1627
  • 1263
  • 1140
  • 1051
  • 1046
  • 1009
  • 992
  • 909
  • 907
  • 840
  • 819
  • 795
  • 772
  • 754
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Score (points), higher is better. Blue: stock spee

Read the Overclocking page to see how we acheived our overclocks, and the Performance Analysis page for what these results mean.

Overall Score

The overall score is an unweighted mean average of the scores of the three individual tests.

Overall Score

Media Benchmarks

  • Intel Core i5-750 (4.15GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-661 (4GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.99GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-750 (2.66GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-530 (3.5GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (3.7GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (4.25GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-661 (3.33GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.4GHz)
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 (3.71GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-530 (2.93GHz)
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz)
  • 2056
  • 1572
  • 1527
  • 1456
  • 1410
  • 1382
  • 1349
  • 1336
  • 1293
  • 1243
  • 1163
  • 1015
  • 992
  • 950
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500
1000
1500
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Score (points), higher is better. Blue: stock spee

Read the Overclocking page to see how we acheived our overclocks, and the Performance Analysis page for what these results mean.