Average Bench: 36.8% (539th of 1110)

Based on 5,133 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 36.8% Great: 40%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 63.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 67.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 11.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 530 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 178Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 172Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.1 SC Int 62.9 68.8
50.7 SC Float 67.9 73.7
48.2 SC Mixed 65.4 71
52.3% 65.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 QC Int 157 174
121 QC Float 172 192
116 QC Mixed 167 184
37.5% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 MC Int 163 177
140 MC Float 178 193
137 MC Mixed 172 186
25.6% 171 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 69.2
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 183
40% 179 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 178
27% 179 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 70
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 181
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 183
27% 181 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 68.8
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 181
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 180
27% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 70.2
56% 69.8 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 178
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 179
27% 178 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.1
SC Float 70.2
SC Mixed 68.4
55% 68.9 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 179
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 181
27% 179 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 63.1
SC Float 70.1
SC Mixed 65.9
53% 66.4 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 172
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 176
26% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.2
SC Float 65.2
SC Mixed 55.6
50% 62.3 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 169
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 162
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 175
26% 174 Pts
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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 23,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $267

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi3-530
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed2.93 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP73 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency733 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1156
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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