Average Bench: 30.9% (679th of 1186)

Based on 5,367 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 30.9% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 540 averaged 69.0% 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 58.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 100Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 540 is 24.2%. 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 144Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 143Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,367 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.7 1-Core 58.8 73.2
37.9 2-Core 100 131
38.5% 79.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.5 4-Core 140 170
63.9 8-Core 143 170
19.3% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.3 64-Core 144 171
9.7% 144 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 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69
2-Core 119
45% 93.8 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 156
21% 156 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)
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 114
45% 92.4 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 159
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58.1
2-Core 118
41% 87.8 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 163
22% 162 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 94.5
37% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 96.2
8-Core 149
16% 122 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 25.9
2-Core 52.1
18% 39 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 150
18% 134 Pts
64-Core 149
10% 149 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 27.4
2-Core 53.4
19% 40.4 Pts
4-Core 70.4
8-Core 68
10% 69.2 Pts
64-Core 64.7
4% 64.7 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 19.9
2-Core 33.7
13% 26.8 Pts
4-Core 44.9
8-Core 46.3
6% 45.6 Pts
64-Core 52
4% 52 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,658,940 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5 M 540 Builds (Compare 2,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

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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

1 month ago.

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


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