Average Bench: 36.5% (569th of 1143)

Based on 6,641 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 36.5% Great: 41%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 63.4% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 68.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 530 is just 12.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 530 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 174Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 170Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.2 SC Int 61.3 69.2
49.6 SC Float 68.1 76.5
47.2 SC Mixed 65 71.9
51.9% 64.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
111 QC Int 158 175
121 QC Float 171 191
116 QC Mixed 166 186
37.3% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 MC Int 163 179
135 MC Float 174 189
131 MC Mixed 170 186
25.3% 169 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.4
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 236
53% 236 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 243
MC Mixed 238
35% 235 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.3
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 74.3
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 190
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 183
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 190
28% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 74.1
SC Mixed 70.3
56% 70.2 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 180
40% 179 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 180
27% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 64.7
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 68.9
55% 68.6 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 178
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 180
27% 179 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 68.8
55% 68.5 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 164
39% 170 Pts
MC Int 165
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 174
26% 172 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.8
SC Float 72.3
SC Mixed 62.9
53% 66.3 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 142
QC Mixed 141
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 141
23% 154 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 50.8
SC Float 52.6
SC Mixed 51.7
41% 51.7 Pts
QC Int 110
QC Float 114
QC Mixed 102
25% 109 Pts
MC Int 135
MC Float 150
MC Mixed 150
22% 145 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 27,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $396

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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

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