Average Bench: 46.4% (796th of 1255)

Based on 11,810 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 46.4% Great: 52%
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 65.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 17.4%. 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 164Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.3 Memory 65.3 73.3
43 1-Core 63.8 70.4
73.1 2-Core 113 139
50% 80.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 4-Core 161 181
110 8-Core 163 181
22.2% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 64-Core 164 182
11% 164 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 67.8
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 138
55% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 175
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 67
2-Core 127
53% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 169
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.7
1-Core 47.8
2-Core 91.7
44% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 174
24% 175 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 68.2
1-Core 57.9
2-Core 116
50% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 152
21% 154 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.7
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 111
50% 81.1 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 181
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 68.6
1-Core 53.4
2-Core 118
49% 80 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 147
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.9
1-Core 58.9
2-Core 70
43% 63.9 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 152
23% 162 Pts
64-Core 149
10% 149 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 61.2
2-Core 108
49% 78.2 Pts
4-Core 149
8-Core 143
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.3
1-Core 61.3
2-Core 93.5
44% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 166
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 64,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $338

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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

14 months ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Excellent

15 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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