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Intel Core i5-655K
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Intel Core i5-655K

Overall rating 7.5/10

The Intel Core i5-655K is a dual-core processor based on Intel's Westmere microarchitecture. Fabricated on a 32nm manufacturing process, the i5-655K comes with an unlocked multiplier, allowing users to reach higher clock speeds and performance. It supports HyperThreading for a maximum of four threads, and has Intel's Turbo Boost technology for an automatic increase in clock speed when using only a single core.

Unlocked multiplier brings out its potential
Low power consumption
Price is not as competitive as it should be

Product Specification

Processor Name Intel Core i5-655K
Rated Processor Frequency 3.2GHz (GPU Clock = 733MHz)
Max Processor Frequency 3.46GHz
No. of Cores 2
Base Clock 133MHz
Bus Type DMI
Bus Speed 133MHz
L1 Cache (data + instruction) 2 x 32KB
L2 Cache 2 x 256KB
L3 Cache 4MB Shared
Memory Controller Integrated Dual Channel (up to DDR3-1333)
TDP (W) 73
Instruction Set Support MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Execute Disable Bit Yes
64-bit Processing Technology Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) / AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Yes
Virtualization Technology Yes (VT-x)
Packaging Socket 1156 LGA
Process Technology 32nm
Processor Codename Clarkdale
Die Size 81 mm2
No. of Transistors 382 million