Average Bench: 23.7% (695th of 1182)

Based on 5,185 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 23.7% Great: 29%
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 540 averaged 76.2% 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 58.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 100Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 540 is just 18.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 M 540 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 145Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 144Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
24 1-Core 58.6 73
42 2-Core 100 131
38.3% 79.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.8 4-Core 140 171
63.8 8-Core 144 171
19.3% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.8 64-Core 145 171
9.7% 145 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 124
48% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 162
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 121
47% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 160
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 128
49% 101 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 155
22% 158 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 112
44% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 158
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 118
46% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 155
21% 154 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 117
45% 93.3 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 150
21% 151 Pts
64-Core 152
10% 152 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 27.7
2-Core 63.6
21% 45.7 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 169
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 102
40% 81.6 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 142
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 43.4
2-Core 67.3
27% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 122
17% 122 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,342,940 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 M 540 Builds (Compare 2,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz)
Code NameArrandale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi5-540M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$269.00
Clock Speed2.53 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.066 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency500 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency766 MHz
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth17.1 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package SizerPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedBGA1288, PGA988
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 TechYes

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