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Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale Processor Review - Low Price Performance

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel

System Setup and Testing Configuration

My testing configuration for the Core i3-530 basically mirrors that of the original Clarkdale article though I did leave out reporting results specific only to the new integrated memory controller and integrated graphics core.

Testing of the new Core i3-530 was done on ASUS P7H57 motherboard

I used the same ASUS P7H57 motherboard used in our Core i5-661 testing for this article as it continues to prove itself as a great overclocking platform.


The Core i3-530 CPU will idle at the same 1200 MHz that all Clarkdale/Lynnfield/Nehalem CPUs do


2.93 GHz (more or less) is where the CPU tops out at

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