Intel Celeron G540 

Released July, 2011
  • 2.5 GHz
  • Dual core

Great price really helps too.
by drnilly007 (Oct, 2012)
However, with its built in HD2500 graphics I can play BC2 on a 1080p tv with hiccups only during highly explosive moments.
by drnilly007 (Oct, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Celeron G540

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Celeron G540
1,635
Core i3 3220
2,251

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron G540
3,060
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron G540
1,727
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron G540
122,750 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron G540
3,086
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron G540
6,173
Core i3 3220
5,707

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Celeron G540
2,204
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Celeron G540
1,285
Core i3 3220
1,764

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Celeron G540


8.1
I managed to squeeze an extra 100mhz, from 2.5 to 2.6 by increasing the bclk to 103 and a slight voltage increase.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

It performs well and uses a meager 20-22 watts while folding.
by drnilly007 (Oct, 2012)
F@H pulls in a meager 1000-2500 ppd, but I dont leave my computer on when I'm not home so most likely 2x to 3x more.
by drnilly007 (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 14
Overclock review score 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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