Intel Core i3-530

Intel Core i3-530 Benchmark

Intel Core i3-530 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 2 core Intel Core LGA 1156 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-530 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

8 %
Bad score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 1,182nd out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
8 % 15 % 6 % 6 %
Bad Average Bad Bad

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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i3-530
8 %
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8 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 2.93 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 2
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1156
Family Core
Memory Type DDR3-1066
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 38 GiB
Release Date 2010-02-01
TDP 73 W

Intel Core i3-530

The Core i3-530 is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2010. This chip has a bad overall score at 8% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 15%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-530 scores 6% and 6% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-530 has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.9 GHz.

As for memory, the Core i3-530 makes use of DDR3-1066 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 38 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-530 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 73 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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