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Intel Atom Z3530

The Intel Atom Z3530 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 1.33 GHz (Burst) and part of the Moorefield 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 its predecessor. Besides the CPU cores, the SoC integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU as well as a Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (max. 4 GB, 12.8 GB/s).

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 Intel Atom 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

Compared to other smartphone and tablet SoCs, the Z3530 offers a relatively high performance per clock. In some cases, the chip should even beat significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Consequently, the Z3530 can be classified into the upper mid-range of mobile SoCs (as of mid-2014).

Graphics

The integrated GPU has not been developed by Intel itself, but licensed from Imagination Technologies. The PowerVR G6430 can also be found in Apple's A7, but here it is clocked somewhat higher at 457 MHz. Compared to other mobile graphics solutions, the G6430 performs similar to or better than the Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 or the ARM Mali-T628 MP6. Therefore, even the most demanding Android games of 2014 will run fluently in high resolutions.

Power Consumption

According to its performance and specifications, the chip should have a medium power consumption. Intel claims, the SoC is suitable for tablets as well as smartphones.

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameMoorefield
Series: Atom Moorefield
Intel Atom Z3580 compare2.33 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z3570 compare2 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z3560 compare1.83 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom Z35301.33 GHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1330 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
FeaturesPowerVR G6430 GPU (457 MHz), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 (max. 4 GB, 12,8 GB/s), Wireless Display
GPUPowerVR G6430 (457 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date06/01/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z3530

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Asus Fonepad 7-FE375CXG (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7.00")
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Asus FonePad 8 FE380CXG (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 8.00")
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Asus Foneрad 7-FE375CXG (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7.00")
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Other CPUs of the series Atom

» Intel Atom Z3795
   4x 1.59 GHz - 2.39 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3785
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3775
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.39 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3775D
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3770
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3770D
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom x7-E3950
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom E3845
   4x 1.91 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3580
   4x 2.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3736F
   4x 1.33 GHz - 2.16 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3736G
   4x 1.33 GHz - 2.16 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3745
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3745D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3740
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3740D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735E
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735F
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735G
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3680
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3680D
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3570
   4x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3560
   4x 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3480
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3440
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.4 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3530
   4x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom D2700
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3230RK
   4x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Atom E3827
   2x 1.75 GHz
» Intel Atom N2850
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3460
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom D2560
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom D2550
   2x 1.87 GHz
» Intel Atom N2800
   2x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom E3826
   2x 1.46 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2760
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Atom D525
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Atom N2650
   2x 1.73 GHz
» Intel Atom E3825
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom E3805
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom N570
   2x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N2600
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom 330
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N550
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Atom D2500
   2x 1.87 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2580
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2560
   2x 0.93 GHz - 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z560
   1x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom Z550
   1x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3130
   2x 1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2480
   1x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom E3815
   1x 1.46 GHz
» Intel Atom N475
   1x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom N470
   1x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z540
   1x 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom N455
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N450
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N280
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom 230
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z530
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N270
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z670
   1x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2460
   1x 1.3 GHz - 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N435
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom N435
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z520
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2420
   1x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z510
   1x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2000
   1x 1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z500
   1x 0.8 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
   4x 2 GHz
+ Mediatek MT8766B
   4x 2 GHz
+ Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D
   4x 1.8 GHz
+ Mediatek MT8135
   4x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3530
   4x 1.33 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   2x 1.7 GHz
- Mediatek MT8752
   8x 1.7 GHz
- Mediatek MT6752
   8x 1.7 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
   8x 1.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-08-12)