Average Bench: 35.2% (619th of 1206)

Based on 10,366 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 35.2% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 64.8% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 64.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 115Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 12.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 530 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 166Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,366 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.5 1-Core 64.9 70.6
78.8 2-Core 115 138
43.1% 89.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
114 4-Core 164 181
122 8-Core 166 182
22.5% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 64-Core 169 182
11.3% 169 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 171
64% 133 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 245
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 179
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 138
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 169
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 117
45% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 168
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 118
45% 93 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 171
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 134
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 137
19% 138 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 110
42% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 141
20% 145 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 61.1
28% 54.7 Pts
4-Core 72.9
8-Core 79.1
10% 76 Pts
64-Core 77.2
5% 77.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,961 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 50,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $313

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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

8 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

10 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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