Intel Atom Z3530 vs Intel Atom Z3560

Intel Atom Z3530

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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.

Intel Atom Z3560

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The Intel Atom Z3560 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 1.83 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 Z3560 offers a relatively high performance per clock. In some cases, the chip can even compete with significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, the average performance is a bit lower. Consequently, the Z3560 can be classified into the upper mid-range category 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 - 533 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. However, the G6430 won't match the Adreno 420 and Tegra K1 GPU. Nevertheless, 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.

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Intel Atom Z3580 compare2.33 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z3570 compare2 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z35601.83 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom Z35301.33 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z3580 compare2.33 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z3570 compare2 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom Z35601.83 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom Z35301.33 GHz4 / 4
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PowerVR G6430 GPU (457 MHz), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 (max. 4 GB, 12,8 GB/s), Wireless DisplayPowerVR G6430 GPU (457 - 533 MHz), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 (max. 4 GB, 12,8 GB/s), Wireless Display
iGPUPowerVR G6430 (457 MHz)PowerVR G6430 (457 - 533 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 Z3560 +
7530 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 12256     avg: 15790     median: 16550 (17%)     max: 17578 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 1696     avg: 2124     median: 2221 (4%)     max: 2358
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 586     avg: 714     median: 748.5 (15%)     max: 772
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 Z3560 +
2373 (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 Z3560 +
757 (15%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 399.684     avg: 536     median: 545 (18%)     max: 664 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 151.051     avg: 237     median: 279 (27%)     max: 280 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 5830.4     avg: 6428     median: 5906.1 (10%)     max: 8536.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 618.2     avg: 745     median: 661 (7%)     max: 990.5 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 839.5     avg: 922     median: 921.7 (9%)     max: 1003.9 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 4167     avg: 5185     median: 5055 (8%)     max: 6507 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 987     avg: 1150     median: 1177 (32%)     max: 1257 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 1124     avg: 1307     median: 1325.5 (30%)     max: 1452 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 2588     avg: 3084     median: 3005 (40%)     max: 3660 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 12523     avg: 15341     median: 15340.5 (36%)     max: 18158 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 26929     avg: 30294     median: 30293.5 (70%)     max: 33658 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 33537     avg: 40246     median: 41332.5 (42%)     max: 44781 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 669     avg: 884     median: 886 (27%)     max: 1096 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 Z3560 +
min: 6412     avg: 11762     median: 12273 (40%)     max: 16601 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
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1 Z3560 +
min: 19571     avg: 24608     median: 25408.5 (3%)     max: 28043 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
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5083 Points (25%)

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