Average Bench: 38.5% (440th of 980)

Based on 5,598 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020652 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 38.5% Great: 43%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 540 averaged 61.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 70.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 540 is just 15.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 540 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 185Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.4 SC Int 66.8 77.9
52.9 SC Float 70.9 79.6
49.2 SC Mixed 69.1 78.5
55.2% 68.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
111 QC Int 163 183
125 QC Float 180 202
114 QC Mixed 174 196
39% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 MC Int 170 189
143 MC Float 185 207
137 MC Mixed 179 200
26.7% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 69.8
SC Float 74.5
SC Mixed 71.9
58% 72.1 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 191
43% 189 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 191
28% 189 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 75.4
SC Mixed 74.2
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 184
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 189
28% 188 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.4
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 71.8
57% 70.7 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 185
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 174
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 184
27% 183 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.1
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 71.5
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 180
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 161
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 151
24% 161 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.6
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 65.9
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 184
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 193
28% 190 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.4
SC Float 60.3
SC Mixed 61.5
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 178
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 173
26% 175 Pts
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Typical Core i3 540 Builds (Compare 16,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $184

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi3-540
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$109.00 - $117.00
Clock Speed3.06 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP73 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency733 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1156
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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