Intel Core i3-530: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2010
Performance 1.19

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-530 sales 7 January 2010 at a recommended price of $60. This is a Clarkdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 933 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1156 processor with a TDP of 73 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.19%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654
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General info

Core i3-530 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2211
Value for money0.14
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameClarkdale (2010−2011)
Release date7 January 2010
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$60of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$17.95 (0.3x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.93 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed0.93 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size81 mm2
Maximum core temperature73 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors382 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-530 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 configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCLGA1156
Thermal design power (TDP)73 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-530. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2
AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring-
Demand Based Switching-
PAE36 Bit
FDI+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-530's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size16.38 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-530.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video HD+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-530's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-530. 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.

i3-530 1.19
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i3-530 1472

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-530 431

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-530 979

Is Core i3-530 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-530 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Core i3-530 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-530 from AMD is A4 PRO-7300B, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Best GPUs for Core i3-530

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-530, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-530 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2657 configurations based on Core i3-530 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.1% (3/2657)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (5/2657)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (3/2657)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (3/2657)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.04% (1/2657)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.04% (1/2657)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.04% (1/2657)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.08% (2/2657)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 Quadro RTX 8000
0.04% (1/2657)

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