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Intel Core i3 530

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Front view of Intel Core i3 530

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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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,800 vs 1,048 More than 70% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Mar, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Opteron 285

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 92.5W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 35.3 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 88.48 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 530 vs Opteron 285

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
3,904
Opteron 285
3,721

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
1,800
Opteron 285
1,048

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s
Opteron 285
71.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 530
2,584
Opteron 285
1,470

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 530  vs
Opteron 285 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 530  vs
Opteron 285 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 22 13
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 2.6 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W 85W
Annual home energy cost 35.3 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 0.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 92.5W 69.06W
Intel Core i3 530
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