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Intel Pentium N3530

Intel N3530

The Intel Pentium N3530 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 2.16 GHz base clock and can boost up to 2.58 GHz (Burst clock speed). The Pentium is part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to 4 CPU cores and a clock speed of up to 2.6 GHz, the Pentium N3530 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. According to our benchmark tests, the performance is somewhere between the AMD Kabini APUs A4-5100 and A6-5200. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the N3530 is adequate, but not for very complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of 313 - 896 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently. Compared to the HD Graphics in the slower Pentium N3510 and N3520, the N3530 is clocked slightly faster (750/854 MHz vs. 896 MHz).

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 Watts (4.5 SDP - Scenario Design Power). Thus, the chip can be used in compact subnotebooks and convertibles.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameBay Trail-M
Clock Rate2160 - 2580 MHz
Level 1 Cache224 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)7.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1170
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, 313 - 896 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Quick Sync, Wireless Display
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date02/23/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N3530

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 39      avg: 39 (22%)     median: 39 (22%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 105      avg: 122 (8%)     median: 120 (8%)     max: 141 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 6414      avg: 6414 (11%)     median: 6414 (11%)     max: 6414 ms
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1455      avg: 1628 (4%)     median: 1628 (4%)     max: 1801 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 16465      avg: 18815.5 (12%)     median: 18815.5 (12%)     max: 21166 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 294.7      avg: 403.3 (10%)     median: 403.3 (10%)     max: 511.9 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.139      avg: 0.1 (8%)     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.218      avg: 0.2 (14%)     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.221 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.279      avg: 0.3 (3%)     median: 0.3 (3%)     max: 0.283 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 10.86      avg: 10.9 (13%)     median: 10.9 (13%)     max: 10.86 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 53.76      avg: 53.8 (28%)     median: 53.8 (28%)     max: 53.76 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 1246      avg: 1246 (17%)     median: 1246 (17%)     max: 1246 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 731.6      avg: 731.6 (9%)     median: 731.6 (9%)     max: 731.6 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 23.6      avg: 23.6 (5%)     median: 23.6 (5%)     max: 23.6 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1823      avg: 1855.5 (14%)     median: 1854.5 (14%)     max: 1890 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4075.5      avg: 4075.5 (10%)     median: 4075.5 (10%)     max: 4075.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.42      avg: 0.5 (23%)     median: 0.5 (23%)     max: 0.48 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.44      avg: 1.7 (10%)     median: 1.8 (10%)     max: 1.83 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.4      avg: 1236.1 (14%)     median: 1831 (21%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.51      avg: 3681.8 (10%)     median: 4588 (13%)     max: 6456 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1117      avg: 1250.3 (19%)     median: 1314 (20%)     max: 1320 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3398      avg: 4099.3 (12%)     median: 4337 (12%)     max: 4563 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 33      avg: 33 (7%)     median: 33 (7%)     max: 33 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 73      avg: 73 (3%)     median: 73 (3%)     max: 73 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1573      avg: 1573 (0%)     median: 1573 (0%)     max: 1573 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.0003669261932373s +0.667s ... 0.668s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.669s

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD A-Series A4-3330MX
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-5150M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD A-Series A6-4400M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 3205U
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion II P540
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion II Ultra M600
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-25)