Average Bench: 44.8% (424th of 1206)

Based on 3,470 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 23%Average: 44.8% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3540M averaged 55.1% 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 82.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 143Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3540M is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3540M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 220Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 218Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 1-Core 82.1 100
56.9 2-Core 143 178
54.2% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
98.5 4-Core 212 249
114 8-Core 218 249
29.2% 215 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 64-Core 220 252
14.7% 220 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 165
64% 132 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 244
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 171
66% 136 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 214
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 142
60% 120 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 240
34% 244 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 158
62% 127 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 242
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 128
53% 107 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 246
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 120
52% 104 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 192
31% 217 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 152
57% 119 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 224
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 80.6
2-Core 110
48% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 170
19% 148 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 31.1
2-Core 76.2
24% 53.6 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 194
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3540M Builds (Compare 6,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $383

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3540M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'13
Processor Numberi7-3540M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, FCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Excellent

8 months ago.

Great laptop processor, even makes IE responsive.


Excellent

20 months ago.

According to Userbenchmark, this CPU somehow outperfoms even more recent i7-5 and i5-6 processors


Excellent

3 months ago.

For the price, laptops with this processor out perform any new laptop. I refuse to buy U or Y processors due to the seriously underpowered nature of the computer as a result. This processor ROCKS!


Excellent

2 years ago.

because it has been capable of running extreme powerful programs effectively without any lag


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