Average Bench: 17.6% (828th of 1182)

Based on 9,053 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00030678 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 17.6% Great: 20%
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Pentium N3540 averaged 82.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 29.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 59.4Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium N3540 is just 9.11%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium N3540 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 114Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.8 1-Core 29.5 32.2
38.5 2-Core 59.4 64.3
20.8% 44.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
62 4-Core 109 128
73.4 8-Core 112 129
15% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
73.1 64-Core 114 129
7.6% 114 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 32.1
2-Core 63.9
22% 48 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 127
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 32.1
2-Core 63.7
22% 47.9 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 126
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 30.5
2-Core 61.6
22% 46 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 112
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 30.8
2-Core 56
21% 43.4 Pts
4-Core 99
8-Core 110
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 30.5
2-Core 60.7
22% 45.6 Pts
4-Core 85.6
8-Core 108
13% 96.6 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 31.4
2-Core 61
22% 46.2 Pts
4-Core 77.3
8-Core 97.6
12% 87.4 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 31.1
2-Core 61.7
22% 46.4 Pts
4-Core 66
8-Core 103
11% 84.4 Pts
64-Core 119
8% 119 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 24.5
2-Core 32.7
14% 28.6 Pts
4-Core 70.2
8-Core 82.6
10% 76.4 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,400,529 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium N3540 Builds (Compare 10,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 26%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $86

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor N3540 (2M Cache, up to 2.66 GHz)
Code NameBay Trail
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor NumberN3540
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Burst Frequency2.66 GHz
Cache2 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$161.00
Clock Speed2.16 GHz
Max TDP7.5 W
Scenario Design Power4.5 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency313 MHz
Graphics Burst Frequency896 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency896 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.32 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

I/O

USB Revision3.0 and 2.0
# of USB Ports5
Total # of SATA Ports2

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
vPro TechNo
Smart Connect TechYes

Package

Package Size25mm x 27mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1170

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Anti-Theft TechNo

 Comments

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2 months ago.

Not worth the money for so little processing power in today's task-heavy software platforms


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