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Front view of Intel Core i5 680

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 680

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 59.31W vs 92.5W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.81 GHz vs 4.31 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 17.59 $/year vs 35.3 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 63.95 $/year vs 88.48 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.05 GHz vs 4.9 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 530

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 530 vs the Core i5 680.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 680 vs i3 530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 680
5,318
Core i3 530
3,904

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 680
2,558
Core i3 530
1,800

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 680
1,790,000 MB/s
Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 680
5,339
Core i3 530
3,755

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 680
5,800
Core i3 530
4,152

GeekBench

Core i5 680
6,720
Core i3 530
5,758

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 680
3,501
Core i3 530
2,584

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 680
1,529
Core i3 530
1,112

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 680  vs
i3 530 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 73W 73W
Annual home energy cost 17.59 $/year 35.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 63.95 $/year 88.48 $/year
Performance per watt 10.08 pt/W 1.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 59.31W 92.5W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i5 680  vs
i3 530 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 22
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.81 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.05 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.81 GHz 4.31 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,998.4 MB 16,773.12 MB
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