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Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1156

Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 73 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel Core i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 29.78

Overall Rank: 3115

Last Price Change: $50.00 USD (2023-05-31)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1489

Single Thread Rating: 1169
Samples: 1176*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 2,508
Thread: 1,131

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz

Integer Math7,813 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,365 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting4,365 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption274.8 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression31,720 KBytes/Sec
Physics184 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions874 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,169 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 1st of March 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$50.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$113.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,412
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,356
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,670
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,587
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,351
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,386
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,489
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.69
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.24
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.77
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.48
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
29.78
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,642
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,175
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,169
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL8078582 - Feb 20 2024 [Excluded]
1090
BL2022378 - Feb 12 2024
1612
BL2003485 - Jan 22 2024
1633
BL1998116 - Jan 16 2024
1619
BL1969016 - Dec 13 2023
1665
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,489
AMD Athlon II X3 425 vs Intel Core i3-530
1,561 (+4.8%)
AMD Phenom II X3 B75 vs Intel Core i3-530
1,738 (+16.7%)
AMD Athlon II X2 250 vs Intel Core i3-530
1,137 (-23.6%)
AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-530
1,833 (+23.1%)
AMD Phenom 9600B Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-530
1,822 (+22.4%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-530
1,813 (+21.8%)
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-530
1,713 (+15.0%)
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-530
1,577 (+6.0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 545 vs Intel Core i3-530
1,218 (-18.2%)
AMD Phenom II X2 B55 vs Intel Core i3-530
1,183 (-20.5%)
AMD Athlon II X4 630 vs Intel Core i3-530
2,142 (+43.9%)
AMD Phenom II X4 820 vs Intel Core i3-530
2,086 (+40.1%)

Is the Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,261
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,074
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,563
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,409
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,270
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,174
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,032
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,863
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,543
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
670