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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium N3540

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs Core i7 2617M

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3540
34.92 fps
Core i7 2617M
24.68 fps

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
Core i7 2617M
1,950 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
Core i7 2617M 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.6 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
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 17W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 8.3 pt/W 5.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 13.81W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3540  vs
Core i7 2617M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,202.24 MB
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