Intel Core i3 530 VS AMD Phenom II X3 720 Benchmark review

Intel Core i3 VS AMD Phenom II X3 VS Intel Core i3 2.8ghz Benchmark review

Three core counter a two core or lets call it four cores using HT technology, on this "All in one Review" I want to share with you some of the best tests comparing the new generation Intel Core i3 530 which use two physical cores four cores using HT technology and the older AMD Phenom II X3 720 which use only two physical cores, so lets begin with the features and specifications of each CPU :



Intel Core i3 530


Intel Core i3 530 features :

With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the new Intel® Core™ i5 processor moves faster when you do.


CPU-Z specifications:



Intel Core i3 530 Product information:

  • 2.66 GHz and up to 3.20 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
  • 4 processing threads
  • 8 MB of Intel® Smart Cache
  • 2 channels of DDR3 1333 MHz memory
AMD Phenom II X3 720

AMD Phenom II X3 720 features :

Like the superheroes of old, the AMD Phenom II streaks out of the night to lay waste to your enemies with three 2.8GHz cores having L1 and L2 caches for each core and 6MB of L3 cache to be shared to handle really heavy loads or large data sets.

Memory transfers get faster than ever. HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode allows up to 16.0GB/s of bandwidth. Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR2 and up to 21GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3 memory controller delivers an amazing 37GB/s of processor-to-system bandwidth. This unprecedented bandwidth is needed to feed the data hungry AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture cores.


Phenom II X3 Specifications:

Brand AMD
Series Phenom II X3
Model HDZ720WFGIBOX
CPU Socket Type Socket AM3
Tech Spec
Multi-Core Triple-Core
Name Phenom II X3 720
Operating Frequency 2.8GHz
Hyper Transports 4000MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 3 x 512KB
L3 Cache 6MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm SOI
64 bit Support Yes
Thermal Design Power 95W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included


CPU-Z Specifications snapshot:

Benchmark Tests


Crysis test result:
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Sysmark 2007 test:
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X264 HD Benchmark test:
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Test ended here, according to the test results, the processor subsystem, memory subsystem, processor computing, video encoding, 3D rendering, the old Phenom II X3 720 take the lead over the intel Intel Core i3 530, even it pass the the Core i5 650 Intel core first generation. 
Moving to the gaming, the situation becomes very clear, Phenom II X3 720 has obvious advantage.

Intel Core i3 530 VS AMD Phenom II X3 720 Benchmark review Intel Core i3 530 VS AMD Phenom II X3 720 Benchmark review Reviewed by Maherr Live on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Rating: 5