Intel Core i3 540 

Released January, 2010
  • 3.06 GHz
  • Dual core
6.6 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 540 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 540
5.5
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 540
5.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i3 540
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i3 540
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i3 540
6.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 540
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i3 540
6.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 540

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 540
1,778
Core i5 650
1,826

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 540
4,078
Core i5 650
4,709

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 540
1,947
Core i5 650
2,168

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 540
123,300 MB/s
Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 540
3,934
Core i5 650
4,675

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 540
4,362
Core i5 650
4,902

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 540
2,688
Core i5 650
3,142

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 540
779
Core i5 650
1,320

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.06 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1156
Is unlocked No

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 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 23
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 26
Overclocked clock speed 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W
Annual home energy cost 35.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W
Idle power consumption 66.7W
Peak power consumption 104W
Typical power consumption 94.68W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s
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Comments

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tengo un procesador intel core i3, primera generación, y hasta el momento que esta en funcionamiento, ha rendido eficientemente mi maquina, y eso que no tengo una tarjeta de vídeo independiente. es un buen procesador.
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