Core i3 530 2.93GHz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail

  • Dual Core with Hyperthreading Technology
  • 2.93GHz clock speed
  • 32nm Process
  • 4MB L3 Cache
  • Dual Channel DDR3 Controller
  • Integrated Graphics
  • 3 Year Warranty
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MPN: BX80616I3530

Manufacturer: Intel

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Core i3 530 2.93GHz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail

The wait is over—now everyone can move up to smart performance. As the first level in Intel’s new processor family, the new 2010 Intel® Core™ i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience. The new 2010 Intel® Core™ i3 processor also features Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology,1 which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Don’t let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.

- Lithography Process: 32 nm
- Cores: 2
- Threads: 4
- Frequency: 2.93 GHz
- Integrated Graphics Frequency: 733 MHz
- Cache: 4 MB shared L3
- Memory Controller: Dual channel DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
- TDP: 73W
- Socket: LGA1156

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Awesome CPU

Moved upto this finally form a pentium D system so i really noticed a performance boost not to mention now being able to play new games on max settings. Mine's at stock voltage running at 3.2Ghz as that's all i need from it, it idles at 26oc and max temp is 48oc, crysis runs at 1080p all settings maxed smoothly which was my aim for the build. Not only a fast dual core, the hyperthreading and decent cache means that it's also faster than all previous gen quad cores and most AMD phenoms.

HBeevers 2010-10-12

love it

Antec 1200 case, this processor running at stock speed and stock cooling on an ASUS H55M mobo, Leadtek 280 GTX Gpu. Playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on all settings High with NO problems at smooth! Love it.

Mark 2010-09-07

Great CPU

Overclocked to 4.07Ghz Extremely easily and is very stable, Great little cpu for the price.

Fras 2010-07-26

Great Chip

I got the retail kit, easy to fit, rock solid for weeks. Faultless

lawn dart 2010-06-10

i3 Little Devil

I got the i3 for my mini itx build, as im not an overclocker or gamer this cpu is amazing. It works really good for what i need it for!

kevin Cartlidge 2010-03-09

Amazing value and great clocker

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Nick 2010-03-02

Superb little CPU

I can't fault it.

Was running a Q6600 that wouldn't overclock very well without lots of voltage added, so was run at stock.

After reading reviews, there was hardly any scenario where this chip came behind the 4 core Q6600, so I made the swap.

Currently am running at 3.66GHz with less than stock voltage, and not sure I will try and push it further. Not for a long time at least.

The system feels notably snapppier than my Q6600 setup did. Crysis runs wonderfully smooth at 1920x1200 all very high except shaders. Even opening up Explorer feels quicker.

I have this paired with an Asus H55M Pro, OCZ 1333MHz memory and 4870.

Chris 2010-01-29

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