Average Bench: 27.8% (617th of 1182)

Based on 8,632 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 27.8% Great: 32%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 72.1% 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 65Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 116Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 11.9%. 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 169Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,632 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.1 1-Core 65 73.5
83.5 2-Core 116 140
43.3% 90.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
114 4-Core 166 195
128 8-Core 169 200
22.9% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 64-Core 169 196
11.4% 169 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 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.5
2-Core 130
48% 100 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 181
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
1-Core 66
2-Core 118
44% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 159
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 111
44% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 138
21% 151 Pts
64-Core 134
9% 134 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.7
2-Core 123
44% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 173
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 33.5
2-Core 55.3
22% 44.4 Pts
4-Core 80.6
8-Core 95.6
12% 88.1 Pts
64-Core 84.5
6% 84.5 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 41,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $334

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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

3 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

4 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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