Average Bench: 46.2% (858th of 1335)

Based on 16,711 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, , BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 46.2% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3 530 averaged 53.8% 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 64.5Pts

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 167Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.6 Memory 64.2 71.8
42.4 1-Core 64.5 71.5
74.6 2-Core 115 138
50% 81.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 4-Core 165 188
116 8-Core 167 188
22.6% 166 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 64-Core 167 189
11.2% 167 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 69.9
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 129
55% 90 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 104
50% 79.1 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 184
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 118
53% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 183
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 69
2-Core 132
54% 88.8 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 188
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 107
49% 77.8 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 172
23% 171 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)
Memory 63.8
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 121
51% 82.9 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 182
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 153
10% 153 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.3
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 127
50% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 180
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.4
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 113
48% 78.4 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 156
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 24.8
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 132
40% 75.3 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 142
21% 151 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i3 530 Builds (Compare 45,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $128

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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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Terrible

1 month ago.

So trash but better than Celeron N3050


Excellent

2 years ago.

Great GPU For Euro Truck Simulator 2


Good

2 days ago.

still decent budget cpu with q6600 or other 775 socket one


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