Average Bench: 35.2% (619th of 1206)

Based on 9,168 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 64.7% 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 64.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 114Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 12.9%. 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 170Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.6 1-Core 64.7 70.6
75.4 2-Core 114 139
42.9% 89.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 4-Core 165 182
125 8-Core 168 183
22.7% 166 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 64-Core 170 184
11.4% 170 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 172
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 218
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 156
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 131
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 178
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 180
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 102
42% 85.3 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 178
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 127
46% 96.3 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 159
23% 165 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 62.8
2-Core 125
44% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 179
22% 167 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.1
2-Core 106
38% 79.8 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 152
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 48,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $308

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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

7 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

8 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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