Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 530

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 530

Report a correction
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 4 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 61 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 2 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Lower typical power consumption 92.5W vs 101.56W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6350

Report a correction
Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly better PassMark score 7,379 vs 2,582 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,470,000 MB/s vs 123,800 MB/s Around 20x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 6.37 pt/W vs 2.41 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 8,173 vs 3,755 Around 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 18,021 vs 9,167 More than 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 4.35 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,626.2 vs 2,953.6 Around 25% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Slightly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,302 vs 3,878 More than 10% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 35.3 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.89 GHz vs 4.61 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 530
2,920
FX 6350
6,620

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 530
9,167
FX 6350
18,021

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 530
3,878
FX 6350
4,302

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 4.35 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz 4.89 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,953.6 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 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 2.41 pt/W 6.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 92.5W 101.56W
Intel Core i3 530
Report a correction
AMD FX 6350
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus