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Front view of Intel Pentium N3540

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Intel Pentium N3540

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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 Athlon II PCs N330

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon II PCs N330 vs the Intel Pentium N3540.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs Athlon II PCs N330

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

Pentium N3540
62,600 MB/s
Athlon II PCs N330
92.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
Athlon II PCs N330 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 35W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 8.3 pt/W 1.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 28.44W

details

Pentium N3540  vs
Athlon II PCs N330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 313 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz N/A
Intel Pentium N3540
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