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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 540M

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Intel Core i5 540M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II N640

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II N640 vs the Intel Core i5 540M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 540M vs Phenom II N640

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

Core i5 540M
1,400,000 MB/s
Phenom II N640
111,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 540M  vs
Phenom II N640 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.07 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1288
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 14.03 pt/W 3.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i5 540M  vs
Phenom II N640 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 500 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 540M
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AMD Phenom II N640
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