CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N3540 vs T8100 among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo T8100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo T8100  based on its features.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 Intel Core2 Duo T8100

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Duo T8100 vs the Pentium N3540.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3540 vs Core2 Duo T8100

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
Core2 Duo T8100
85,900 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3540  vs
Core2 Duo T8100 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
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 2.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 28.44W

details

Pentium N3540  vs
Core2 Duo T8100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.65 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz 2.47 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Pentium N3540
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Intel Core2 Duo T8100
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