Average Bench: 38.1% (545th of 1143)

Based on 8,643 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020652 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 38.1% Great: 42%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 540 averaged 61.9% 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 70.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 540 is just 12.9%. 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 183Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.9 SC Int 64.9 71.9
51.7 SC Float 70.6 77.8
48.5 SC Mixed 67.6 74.6
54.1% 67.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 QC Int 164 182
128 QC Float 177 195
124 QC Mixed 173 190
38.9% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 MC Int 170 182
144 MC Float 183 195
138 MC Mixed 178 191
26.5% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 74.5
60% 74.5 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 188
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 191
28% 188 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.8
SC Float 77.2
SC Mixed 74.7
59% 73.9 Pts
QC Int 179
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 188
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 188
28% 187 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.2
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 72.7
58% 72 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 187
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 186
28% 187 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.5
SC Float 77.4
SC Mixed 73.6
59% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 181
41% 183 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 184
28% 184 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 70.9
56% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 171
38% 170 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 175
26% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 69.4
55% 68.8 Pts
QC Int 165
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 165
38% 170 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 158
24% 161 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.1
SC Float 61.8
SC Mixed 57.3
45% 56.1 Pts
QC Int 119
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 180
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 182
27% 180 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.9
SC Float 69.8
SC Mixed 63.8
52% 65.2 Pts
QC Int 142
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 157
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 168
25% 169 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 64.6
SC Float 55.8
SC Mixed 63.3
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 121
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 134
MC Float 134
MC Mixed 135
20% 134 Pts
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Typical Core i3 540 Builds (Compare 27,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
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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

 Comments

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I am gamer and I see that this processor is good for gaming I play games like fortnite. This processor is very good for games like fortnite.


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