Average Bench: 46.6% (871st of 1358)

Based on 17,383 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 46.6% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 53.3% 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 64.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 17.5%. 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 174Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 172Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,383 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Memory 64.2 71.7
43.7 1-Core 65.6 72.2
78 2-Core 116 140
50.5% 82.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 170 189
121 8-Core 172 189
23.3% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 64-Core 174 190
11.6% 174 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz
Memory 79
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 152
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 226
33% 236 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 138
56% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 186
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 71.5
2-Core 132
56% 91.1 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 188
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 187
13% 187 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 126
55% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 175
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.5
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 114
54% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 158
23% 165 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 127
55% 89 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 186
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.5
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 133
54% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 183
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 61.4
2-Core 102
48% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 173
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 52,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $120

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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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3 months ago.

i used this process for 10 years, still get the job done.


Terrible

8 months ago.

So trash but better than Celeron N3050


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Good

6 months ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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