Average Bench: 21.4% (853rd of 1159)

Based on 8,433 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00030678 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz
Poor: 15%Average: 21.4% Great: 24%
Gaming 21%
Desktop 21%
Workstation 13%
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Very poor average bench

The Intel Pentium N3540 averaged 78.6% 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.


Quad Core Integer Speed 149Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 40.6Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium N3540 is just 9.32%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium N3540 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 90.1Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 114Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 8,433 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 SC Int 40.6 43.9
17.8 SC Float 23.7 25.3
22.3 SC Mixed 30 32.2
25.2% 31.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
87.2 QC Int 149 176
54 QC Float 86.6 101
69.3 QC Mixed 110 128
26.3% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 MC Int 156 177
63.2 MC Float 90.1 101
75.8 MC Mixed 114 129
18.3% 120 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
SC Int 43.6
SC Float 24.9
SC Mixed 32
27% 33.5 Pts
QC Int 177
QC Float 101
QC Mixed 129
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 130
21% 137 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.8
SC Float 25.2
SC Mixed 32
27% 33.7 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 99.1
QC Mixed 127
30% 134 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 98.7
MC Mixed 126
20% 132 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.4
SC Float 25.1
SC Mixed 31.7
27% 33.4 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 96.6
QC Mixed 118
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 92.1
MC Float 76.8
MC Mixed 109
14% 92.7 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.7
SC Float 25.3
SC Mixed 32
27% 33.7 Pts
QC Int 85.7
QC Float 63.5
QC Mixed 97.3
19% 82.2 Pts
MC Int 151
MC Float 92.5
MC Mixed 114
18% 119 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 8.1
SC Float 4.7
SC Mixed 5.9
5% 6.23 Pts
QC Int 31.7
QC Float 17.3
QC Mixed 21.9
5% 23.6 Pts
MC Int 30.7
MC Float 17.9
MC Mixed 22.8
4% 23.8 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,944,887 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium N3540 Builds (Compare 9,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 26%
Workstation 14%
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System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $104

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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


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


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


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 Size25mm x 27mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1170

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Anti-Theft TechNo


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

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