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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium N3540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium N3540

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 62,600 MB/s vs 62.9 MB/s Around 995.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Better performance per watt 8.3 pt/W vs 5.6 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel A1020

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Intel A1020

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Much higher GPU clock speed 688 MHz vs 313 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.41 GHz vs 2.16 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs A1020

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A1020
3,259.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium N3540
62,600 MB/s
A1020
62.9 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
A1020 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.41 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 10W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 2.41 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 8.76 $/year
Performance per watt 8.3 pt/W 5.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 8.13W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3540  vs
A1020 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 688 MHz
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz 896 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Pentium N3540
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