Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz Socket 1156

  • Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz Socket 1156
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Pros:

  • "Northbridge" module integration.
  • New 32 nm process node.
  • Low power consumption and heat output.

Cons:

  • Quad core price tag for dual core processor.
  • Memory and PCIE controller not in processor core.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCQuest on

It offers pretty good performance,efficient power consumption. Its temperature under load is very respectable even with a stock cooler. * Test Bed: Intel Core i3 530 processor, Intel H55 reference motherboard, 2Gb (1800MHz) Patriot DDR3 RAMPage(s) ...

By Fudzilla on

While a comparable AMD system is a tad cheaper, AMD does not cripple it's chipset and CPUs as much as Intel does. By cost per performance the performance as you have seen is on par, even hyperthreading on the i3 does work well. What is surprising,...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

AMD is well known for producing a range of good value for money processors which often excel in different areas such as thermal performance and low power draw. Today we are going to look at three...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

What does it mean to run face-first into a bottleneck? When we talk about bottlenecks here on Tom's Hardware, we're usually referring to a single component that's preventing the rest of a PC from reaching its full performance potential in...

By Tom's Hardware on

While we’ve often seen so-called CPU bottlenecks impeding the performance of our multi-GPU systems, today’s highest-quality gaming test has proven that when it comes to single-GPU systems, even a high-performance card like the Radeon HD 5850...

By IT-Review on

It's been awhile since Intel introduced any kind of "Extreme" edition CPU's. The new Core i7 980X represents just that - a new CPU that's supposed to be the fastest, the meanest, the conqueror, the benchmark for all...

By PCPer on

At the conclusion of my first Clarkdale article I stated this: The exception to this? Extreme low cost requirements. You can get a Core i3 processor for $113 that will give you similar levels of CPU performance but without the Turbo Mode features. ...

By PC Mag on

Editor's Note: Product not yet tested. The following description is from the manufacturer.Upgrade your system with the Core i3-530 and own the processor that speeds up when you do. This CPU features the "Intel graphics technology" with "Intel Clear...

By ExtremeTech on

Intel made significant waves last month when it released its Clarkdale and Arrandale lines of desktop and notebook processors. The chips, the latest mainstream revision of Intel's Nehalem architecture (which was introduced in 2008), were the first...

By techPowerUp! on 88

Core i3 540 is logically faster, but the additional 130 MHz come with a $15 price tag, and that brings this processor into the upper market class, ruled by quad core processors. There's little room here for Core i5 600, let alone Core i3 540, which...

By itreviews.com on

A dual core chip in 2010 may seem a little underwhelming but at its £90 price point the Core i3 530 offers unparalleled performance. Intel - Core i3 530 price Buy Intel Core i3 530 securely online at a bargain price £90 inc. VAT Intel: 0870...

By Computer Shopper on 79

The Core i3-530 can't keep up with AMD's similarly priced, quad-core Athlon II X4 635, but it does offer good performance and an opportunity to upgrade to Intel's faster chips down the road....

By InsideHW on

Intel continues the tradition of releasing of weaker models of their current CPU generation right after a serie of the most representative models, so now we finally have Core i3, the weakest but the most attractive CPU of the Nehalem architecture. As...

By Phoronix on

Intel's Core i3 530 is an interesting, low to mid-range processor. Intel's Clarkdale family was just introduced earlier this month, but it will work with recent Linux distributions and should work particularly well with the distributions coming...

By Guru of 3D on

When we reviewed the Core i5 600 series processors we felt that they are really great dual-core processors. However we had a bit of a weird underbelly feeling due to its price level (which is a tad high we feel). That actually might be hindering the...

By AnandTech on

It’s about time we got an interesting value processor to review from Intel. I simulated one in our Clarkdale review, but today I’m bringing you a full review of the most interesting dual-core Westmere for the desktop - the Core i3 530.Priced...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Not quite the bargain we'd been hoping for, but a decent choice for a powerful media centre PC....

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The Clarkdale Core i5 and Core i3 CPUs are worthy successors to the Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo and if you're looking to buy a new Intel system, there's really no way you ought to be looking at Core 2 chips any more, especially as the i3-530...

By PC Pro on 67

A capable and efficient processor, but launch prices aren't low enough to excite...

International Review By Hartware.net on

Der Intel Core i3-530 ist zweifellos ein vielseitiger Prozessor. In Spielen kann er durchaus überzeugen, auch wenn er erst nach einem kräftigen Dreh an der Taktschraube richtig Laune macht.Für Multithreading-Programme, die viel...