CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 530 vs 6350 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6350  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 530

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 530

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 61 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 6350

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AMD FX 6350

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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 530 vs FX 6350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
3,904
FX 6350
8,598

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
1,800
FX 6350
2,174

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s
FX 6350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
3,755
FX 6350
8,173

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
4,152
FX 6350
9,528

GeekBench

Core i3 530
5,758
FX 6350
9,528

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 530
2,584
FX 6350
7,379

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 530
1,112
FX 6350
1,511

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 530  vs
FX 6350 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1156
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 733 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i3 530  vs
FX 6350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 21
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.8 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 13 3
Overclocked clock speed 4.34 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz 4.87 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,953.6 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz 4.66 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W 125W
Annual home energy cost 35.3 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 8.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 92.5W 101.56W
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