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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,755 vs 1,637 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 2.21 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,800 vs 881 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,904 vs 1,696 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Turion X2 74

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AMD Turion X2 74

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 92.5W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 35.3 $/year 4.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 88.48 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 1.83 pt/W vs 1.21 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 530 vs Turion X2 74

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s
Turion X2 74
58,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 530  vs
Turion X2 74 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 73W 35W
Annual home energy cost 35.3 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 1.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 92.5W 28.44W

details

Core i3 530  vs
Turion X2 74 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,953.6 483.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 2.21 GHz

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
Intel Core i3 530
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