Average Bench: 43.1% (853rd of 1239)

Based on 5,959 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 43.1% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 540 averaged 56.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 61.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 540 is just 15.1%. 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 5,959 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Memory 61.8 67.6
26.1 1-Core 60.8 73.5
47.2 2-Core 103 129
47.1% 75.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.7 4-Core 143 170
70.6 8-Core 144 170
19.5% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.9 64-Core 145 170
9.7% 145 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 72
2-Core 126
54% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 174
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.3
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 105
52% 81.6 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 156
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.7
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 116
53% 85.5 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 160
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
Socket 989, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Memory 64.6
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 133
54% 89.7 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 162
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.8
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 107
50% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 152
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.2
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 113
48% 79.8 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 152
21% 152 Pts
64-Core 152
10% 152 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 47.7
1-Core 40.4
2-Core 74.5
34% 54.2 Pts
4-Core 52.7
8-Core 116
10% 84.4 Pts
64-Core 93.4
6% 93.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,641,278 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 M 540 Builds (Compare 2,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

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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

 Comments

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Poor

7 months ago.

Its very slow and you cant really use it for anything Else than YouTube or your mail


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