Average Bench: 27.4% (623rd of 1184)

Based on 8,835 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 27.4% Great: 32%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 72.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 64Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 113Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 13.2%. 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 168Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,835 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.1 1-Core 64 72.5
75.8 2-Core 113 140
42.5% 88.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 4-Core 164 191
120 8-Core 167 196
22.5% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 64-Core 168 190
11.3% 168 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 70.6
2-Core 140
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 181
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 134
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 179
24% 179 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 69.9
2-Core 117
45% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 178
24% 179 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)
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 119
46% 94.6 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 182
24% 179 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 69.4
2-Core 115
45% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 180
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.1
2-Core 107
43% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 175
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 115
43% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 175
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 141
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 159
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 118
45% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 150
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 147
10% 147 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 44,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $336

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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

5 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

6 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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