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Front view of Intel Core i5 540M

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Intel Core i5 540M

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Front view of Intel Atom Z3735E

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Atom Z3735E vs the Core i5 540M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 540M vs Atom Z3735E

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
Atom Z3735E
279,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 540M  vs
Atom Z3735E 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.33 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.07 GHz 1.83 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 311 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 1,024 MB

details

Core i5 540M  vs
Atom Z3735E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz 1.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 1.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz 1.33 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core i5 540M
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