CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 vs 540 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron 550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron 550

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 550 vs the 540.

Front view of Intel Celeron 540

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Intel Celeron 540

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 540 vs the 550.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron 550 vs 540

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron 550
82,700 MB/s
Celeron 540
137.5 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Celeron 550
1,506
Celeron 540
1,413

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron 550  vs
540 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
479
478

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No No

power consumption

TDP 31W 30W
Annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year 7.23 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 1.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 25.19W 24.38W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 533 MHz 533 MHz

details

Celeron 550  vs
540 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 14
Voltage range 0.95 - 1.3V 0.95 - 1.3V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.27 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.27 GHz 1.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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