Intel Core i3-530: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i3-530
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Year of release 2010
Performance 1.64

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-530 sales 7 January 2010 at a recommended price of $60. This is 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 and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.64%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating1910
Value for money65.05
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameClarkdale
Release date7 January 2010 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$60of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$1.48 (0x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed0.93 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size81 mm2
Maximum core temperature73 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors382 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.65V-1.4V

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 (Opteron 842)
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-
vPro-
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 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
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 3 (Core i7-7700K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

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 1.64
  • 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.

i3-530 1438

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-530 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-530 from AMD is Athlon II X3 415e, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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