Intel Core i5 540M 

Released January, 2010
  • 2.53 GHz
  • Dual core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 540M

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 540M
1,616

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 540M
3,870
Core i7 620M
4,227

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 540M
1,927
Core i7 620M
2,114

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 540M
1,400,000 MB/s
Core i5 2520M
2,080,000 MB/s
Core i7 620M
1,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 540M
3,761
Core i7 620M
3,945

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 540M
4,052
Core i7 620M
4,529

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 540M
2,449
Core i7 620M
2,748

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 540M
1,093
Core i7 620M
1,211

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i5 540M

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.53 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.07 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type BGA 1288
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. EM64T
  3. SSE4.2
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. AES
  9. SSE3
  10. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 14.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 19

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 171.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3-800
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB
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