Intel Atom x7-E3950: specs and benchmarks

Intel Atom x7-E3950

Summary

Intel started Intel Atom x7-E3950 sales 26 October 2016 at a recommended price of $57. This is Apollo Lake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1600 MHz - 2000 MHz (1 core) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1296 processor with a TDP of 12 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.12 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Atom x7-E3950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.33
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Series
7x Intel Atom
 
Architecture codename
Apollo Lake
 
Release date
26 October 2016 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$57
 
of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now
$377 (6.6x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
1.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
1.6 GHz
 
L2 cache
2 MB
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
110 °C
 
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Atom x7-E3950 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
FCBGA1296
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
12 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Atom x7-E3950. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom x7-E3950's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Maximum memory size
8 GB
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Atom x7-E3950.

Integrated graphics card
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
2.0
 
PCI Express lanes
4
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Atom x7-E3950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

2.12

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

1304

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

2152

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

1

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

9

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

45

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

725

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

125

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

41

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

0.51

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

3769

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

1864

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Atom x7-E3950 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 82% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
82%
Recommended
74%
Minimum
82%
Recommended
74%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Atom x7-E3950 from AMD is A8-5550M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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