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Front view of Intel Pentium N3540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium N3540

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 52.81W 8.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 8.3 pt/W vs 1.98 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 8.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 8.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.16 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 313 MHz More than 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 578 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz vs 2.65 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
FMA4
AES

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 65W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 8.3 pt/W 1.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 52.81W

details

Pentium N3540  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 8470D
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Intel Pentium N3540
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