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INTEL CORE i3 530 CPU

"We are testing Intel Core i3 530 processor against AMD Athlon II X3 455 processor. Intel Core i3 530 is clocked at 2900Mhz and AMD Athlon II X3 455 is clocked at 3300Mhz. We will be using Benchmarks for testing Intel Core i3 530 and AMD Athlon II X3 455 which are:- Divx, Povray, Sysmark 2007, Windows Media Encoder, Dragon Age Origins and World of Warcraft. Intel Core i3 530 has 13% lower clock speed than AMD Athlon II X3 455 but Intel Core i3 530 has 4MB L3 Cache while AMD Athlon II X3 455 has none. Intel Core i3 530 is 32nm using Clarkdale with Socket 1156. AMD Athlon II X3 455 is 45nm using Rana with Socket AM3 so let's see the performance they offer."

INTEL CORE i3 530


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE i3 530
AMD ATHLON II X3 455
MOTHERBOARD FOXCONN H55A H55
FOXCONN A76ML K3.0
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850
AMD DRIVER CATALYST v11.11 WHQL
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7

DRAGON AGE ORIGINS

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 53095
AMD ATHLON II X3 45598

INTEL CORE i3 530 AMD ATHLON II X3 455

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 530 is 4% slower than AMD Athlon II X3 455 with Dragon Age Origins using Normal Quality."


WORLD OF WARCRAFT

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 53076
AMD ATHLON II X3 45569

INTEL CORE i3 530 AMD ATHLON II X3 455

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 530 is 10% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455 with World of Warcraft using Normal Quality."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 530 gives some good performances against AMD Athlon II X3 455 with the software we used for benchmarking. Using general pc use Intel Core i3 530 was 2% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455. Using games Intel Core i3 530 was 3% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455. When CPU Price comes into consideration then Intel Core i3 530 is 8% more exensive than AMD Athlon II X3 455. There is not much of a difference in performance between Intel Core i3 530 and AMD Athlon II X3 455 which both offer good performance in General Computer use and Games Software. There is also not much of a difference in the power use of Intel Core i3 530 and AMD Athlon II X3 455. Intel Core i3 530 and AMD Athlon II X3 455 are good general use processors which give good performance."

INTEL CORE i3 530 SCORES 9/10!

AMD ATHLON II X3 455 SCORES 9/10!

INTEL CORE i3 530 CPU

PAGE 1 - INTEL CORE i3 530 AND AMD ATHLON II X3 455
PAGE 2 - DIVX, POVRAY AND POWER REQUIREMENT
PAGE 3 - SYSMARK 2007 AND WINDOWS MEDIA ENCODER
PAGE 4 - DRAGON AGE ORIGINS, WARCRAFT AND FINAL RESULT

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