Average Bench: 46.4% (823rd of 1293)

Based on 13,114 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 46.4% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 53.5% 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. Memory Latency 65.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 14.4%. 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 165Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 164Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,114 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.4 Memory 65.2 72.2
43.5 1-Core 63.7 70.6
77.1 2-Core 112 137
49.9% 80.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 4-Core 161 181
114 8-Core 164 182
22.2% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 64-Core 165 182
11.1% 165 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 67
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 137
54% 90.6 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 165
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 71
1-Core 61.2
2-Core 108
51% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 159
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 108
51% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 160
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,696,693 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 31,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $130

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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

22 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

23 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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