Average Bench: 36.3% (584th of 1159)

Based on 8,671 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 36.3% Great: 40%
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 63.6% 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 68.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 64.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 12.3%. 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 174Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.4 SC Int 61.4 67
49.2 SC Float 68.2 74.1
46.2 SC Mixed 64.7 70.4
51.8% 64.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 QC Int 157 173
119 QC Float 169 187
113 QC Mixed 165 182
37.1% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 MC Int 162 174
139 MC Float 174 187
132 MC Mixed 169 182
25.2% 168 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 65.3
SC Float 72.3
SC Mixed 69.9
55% 69.2 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 180
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 182
27% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 72.9
SC Mixed 69.9
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 180
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 181
27% 179 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 65.7
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 66.4
55% 68.7 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 181
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 181
27% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
SC Int 65.5
SC Float 72.8
SC Mixed 69
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 175
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 151
MC Float 156
MC Mixed 148
23% 152 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 63.9
SC Float 71.1
SC Mixed 65.5
53% 66.8 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 166
38% 165 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 177
26% 174 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.4
SC Float 61.3
SC Mixed 52.4
44% 54.4 Pts
QC Int 133
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 174
36% 157 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 163
23% 154 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.4
SC Float 70.9
SC Mixed 68.7
55% 68.3 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 142
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 160
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 160
24% 163 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 59
SC Float 59.3
SC Mixed 59.2
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 151
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 151
35% 153 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 177
25% 170 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.4
SC Float 69.8
SC Mixed 57.9
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 137
33% 144 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 165
24% 160 Pts
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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 38,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $438

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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

 Comments

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Excellent

1 month ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

3 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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