Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Core i3-530

Mini Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 advantages

  • Power consumption of the Core 2 Duo E6300 is lower.

Intel Core i3-530 advantages

  • This processor is 88% faster when running single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the i3-530 microprocessor is better.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the i3-530 processor has 72% higher performance.
  • SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions are enabled on this microprocessor.
  • The i3-530 processor features on-chip HD (Nehalem) GPU. This graphics unit replaces low-end graphics card, and thus lowers the cost of the system.

E6300 vs i3-530 performance comparison

The charts in the section below demonstrate relative performance of Core 2 Duo E6300 and Core i3-530 microprocessors in a number of different application types. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for several tests for each specific type of task. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual benchmarks. The 'Overall performance' displays an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of program.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.88
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.17
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.72
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.91
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300       - Intel Core i3-530

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between E6300 and Intel Core i3-530 in various types of programs, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


E6300 vs i3-530 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
90
72
54
36
18
0
 
 
65W
 
73W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Intel Core i3-530 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E6300 Core i3-530
General recommendations:
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Considerably faster overall,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions,
Comes with HD (Nehalem) GPU

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Lacks some instructions,
Comes without integrated graphics
 

Drawbacks:

Requires somewhat more power

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E6300 Core i3-530
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as E6300 and Core i3-530, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.


Where to buy


The microprocessors are obsolete. For this reason the best place to look for them is eBay. Marketplace vendors at Amazon may also have them for sale.
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More comparisons

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Core
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 and Intel Core i3-530 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E6300Intel Core i3-530
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoCore i3
Basic details
Model numberE6300i3-530
CPU part numberHH80557PH0362MCM80616003180AG
Box part numberBX80557E6300BX80616I3530
BXC80616I3530
Introduction dateJuly 27, 2006January 7, 2010
 
CPU features
Core nameConroe|AllendaleClarkdale
MicroarchitectureCoreNehalem
Technology (micron)0.0650.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775Socket 1156
Frequency (MHz)18672933
Bus speed (MHz)1066 
Clock Multiplier7 
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)2048512
L3 cache (KB) 4096
Max temperature (°C)61.472.6
TDP (Watt)6573
Max power dissipation (Watt)104.63170.83
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.50.65 - 1.4
Cores2
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD (Nehalem)
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Duo E6300" or "Intel Core i3-530" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 and Core i3-530 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS P7P55D
2. INTEL DP965LT
3. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4
3. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Core i3-530 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300           Intel Core i3-530

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
57.8%331
57.6%221

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
67.2%331
67.1%221

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
48.8%331
48.2%221


Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Core i3-530 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300           Intel Core i3-530

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
47.2%331
47.0%221

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
47.3%331
47.0%221

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
54.2%221
54.2%331

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
57.8%331
56.5%221

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
36.4%331
36.3%221

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300           Intel Core i3-530

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
63.7%331
63.5%221

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
38.1%331
37.4%221

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
37.0%331
36.9%221

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
37.1%221
36.7%331


Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Core i3-530 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

     

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300           Intel Core i3-530

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
96.7%221
96.1%331

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
85.0%221
84.3%331


Core 2 Duo E6300 vs Core i3-530 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300           Intel Core i3-530

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
90.0%331
89.9%221

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
40.0%331
39.9%221

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
59.6%221
56.9%331

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