Average Bench: 20.4% (758th of 1182)

Based on 834 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G540 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 14%Average: 20.4% Great: 23%
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Celeron G540 averaged 79.5% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 59.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 113Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Celeron G540 is just 9.16%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Celeron G540 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 119Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 118Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 834 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.9 1-Core 59.5 65.8
62.2 2-Core 113 131
40.8% 86 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.2 4-Core 115 131
79.7 8-Core 118 132
15.9% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
81.7 64-Core 119 132
8% 119 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 127
45% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 125
18% 127 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 126
45% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 130
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 122
44% 92.9 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 126
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 131
46% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 130
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 120
44% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 128
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.7
2-Core 123
43% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 127
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G540 @ 2.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.1
2-Core 59.9
25% 50.5 Pts
4-Core 76.3
8-Core 96.9
12% 86.6 Pts
64-Core 52.6
4% 52.6 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,308,652 CPUs tested.

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Typical Celeron G540 Builds (Compare 5,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 24% - Poor Total price: $339

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Celeron® Processor G540 (2M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'11
Processor NumberG540
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache2 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$40.00 - $42.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoNo
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth17 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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