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Intel Pentium N3540

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Front view of Intel Pentium N3540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium N3540

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Much higher turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 2.66 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 28.44W 4.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 8.3 pt/W vs 1.82 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2014 vs May, 2006 Release date over 8 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 1.76 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 4.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,340 vs 25.7 Around 52.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs Turion 64 X2 64

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
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
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 8.3 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 28.44W

details

Pentium N3540  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 1.76 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR2-667
Intel Pentium N3540
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