Intel core i3 540 review: Intel Core i3 530 and i3 540 Review

Intel’s Core i5 661, i3 540 & i3 530

by Anand Lal Shimpion January 4, 2010 12:00 AM EST

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IndexMemory Performance — Not Very NehalemClarkdale: The Perfect Home Theater PCIntel HD Graphics: A Lot BetterAES-NI: Much Faster Encryption & Bitlocker PerformanceASUS Saves the Day: Simulated Core i3s & The TestSYSMark 2007 PerformancePhotoshop & Video Encoding Performance3D Rendering PerformanceArchiving, Excel, & Content Creation PerformanceWindows 7 Application PerformanceGaming PerformanceWindows 7 Gaming PerformanceRidiculously Fun to OverclockPower Consumption: Great, but not as good as LynnfieldFinal Words

I swear this is the longest it’s taken for an Intel architecture to penetrate the market. We first met Nehalem on November 3rd, 2008. It came to us as a high end quad-core processor and took a full year to make it to more affordable motherboards in the form of Lynnfield. Even with P55 motherboard prices down at the magical $99 marker, Intel relinquished control of the $100 — $200 CPU market without a Nehalem to compete down there. Instead we were left with a choice between Penryn, the update to Intel’s 2006 Conroe architecture, or Phenom II, AMD’s low-cost Nehalem competitor. The choice was simple.

From $100 to $200, your best bet has been AMD. Either through aggressive pricing on quad-core CPUs or the L3-cache-less Athlon II line, AMD controls the $100 — $200 market. Today we meet Intel’s first 32nm CPUs, codename Clarkdale, designed to specifically target that $100 — $200 market.


Two cores, Nehale..err Westmere-style

Technically Clarkdale isn’t Nehalem, it’s Westmere. Take Nehalem, use 32nm transistors, add in some new instructions for accelerating encryption/decryption, and you’ve got the makings of Westmere.

Clarkdale uses a dual-core Westmere and sticks it next to a 45nm Intel GMA die. That’s right, meet the first (er, second) Intel CPU with on-chip graphics. Next year we’ll see Sandy Bridge bring the graphics on-die, but until then we have Intel’s tried and true multi-chip-package to tide us over.

We don’t get on-die graphics yet because Intel still hasn’t switched over to its make-everything-at-the-best-process-ever strategy. The 32nm fabs are ramping up with CPU production and the 45nm fabs need something to do. Nearly every desktop and laptop sold in 2010 will need one of these 45nm GMA die, so the fabs indeed have something to do.

It’s not all rosy with Clarkdale unfortunately. Remember the memory controller that Nehalem so graciously integrated? Clarkdale kicks it off die again. The IMC is housed in the 45nm GMA die. It’s still on-package, but not on-die. The benefit is super fast memory access for the graphics core, but slower memory access for the CPU core. In fact, this is a derivative of the memory controller used in older Intel chipsets (e.g. P45/X48).

The CPU connects to the GMA die using QPI, so bandwidth shouldn’t be as big of a problem. Latency is unfortunately hurt as a result. Access times can be longer than older LGA-775 processors thanks to this memory controller design being optimized for FSB architectures. Again, the problem goes away with Sandy Bridge, but today we’re faced with it.

Like Lynnfield, Clarkdale uses Intel’s LGA-1156 socket. Clarkdale should work in all P55 motherboards, but you’ll need a BIOS update. No existing P55 motherboards route video from the socket to a VGA/DVI/HDMI connector, so you’ll need a new motherboard if you want to take advantage of the on-package graphics. Enter the H55, H57 and Q57 chipsets.


A typical H57 I/O layout

The H and Q-series of chipsets feature what Intel calls its Flexible Display Interface (FDI). This is basically a link between the CPU and the chipset that passes along video output. H5x/Q57 motherboards will have a video out on board so you can use Clarkdale’s integrated graphics.

The chipsets differ in price and features. The table below sums it up:


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Support for Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology is probably the main reason you’ll want H57 over H55. The difference between H57 and Q57 boils down to security and management features. The H-series is for consumers, the Q-series is for corporate customers. Make sense?

The chips themselves are pretty straightforward. Intel is launching seven desktop Clarkdale processors (and a whole lot more notebook Arrandale chips):









Processor Core Clock Cores / Threads L3 Cache Max Turbo TDP Price
Intel Core i5-670 3. 46GHz 2 / 4 4MB 3.76GHz 73W $284
Intel Core i5-661 3.33GHz 2 / 4 4MB 3.60GHz 87W $196
Intel Core i5-660 3.33GHz 2 / 4 4MB 3. 60GHz 73W $196
Intel Core i5-650 3.20GHz 2 / 4 4MB 3.46GHz 73W $176
Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz 2 / 4 4MB N/A 73W $133
Intel Core i3-530 2. 93GHz 2 / 4 4MB N/A 73W $113
Intel Pentium G9650 2.80GHz 2 / 2 3MB N/A 73W $87

 

The six processors labeled Core i5s and Core i3s all have the same basic architecture. You get per-core 256KB private L2s and you get a 4MB L3 cache shared among both cores (down from 8MB from the quad-core Lynnfield/Bloomfield chips). The i5s get turbo mode while the i3s do not. The i5-661 uses a higher graphics clock and has a higher TDP than the 660. Remember that these are CPU+GPU combos on a single package, so GPU clocks do vary based on model.

The Clarkdale lineup is honestly made up of CPUs that are too expensive. The Core i5 670, 661/660 and 650 are all priced above $170 and aren’t worth the money. The problem is Lynnfield’s turbo mode gives you high enough clock speeds with two threads that there’s no need to consider a dual-core processor. You can buy a Core i5 750, have more cores than any of these Clarkdales and run at close enough to the same frequencies for $196. Or you can buy a Phenom II X4 965 for about the same price and have much better multi-threaded performance. The chips that are most interesting are the Core i3s.









Processor Clock Speed Max Turbo
2 Cores Active 1 Core Active
Intel Core i5-670 3. 46GHz 3.60GHz +3.9% 3.73GHz +7.7%
Intel Core i5-661 3.33GHz 3.46GHz +4.0% 3.60GHz +8.0%
Intel Core i5-660 3.33GHz 3.46GHz +4.0% 3.60GHz +8.0%
Intel Core i5-650 3. 20GHz 3.33GHz +4.2% 3.46GHz +8.3%
Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz N/A
Intel Core i3-530 2.93GHz N/A

 

Turbo just isn’t as interesting with only two cores. With four cores you used to have to make a tradeoff between good 4 and 2 threaded performance, but Lynnfield fixed that. No one really debates single vs. dual core anymore. The single core turbo modes are great, but aren’t worth the money. Pay attention to the i3s.

Memory Performance — Not Very Nehalem
IndexMemory Performance — Not Very NehalemClarkdale: The Perfect Home Theater PCIntel HD Graphics: A Lot BetterAES-NI: Much Faster Encryption & Bitlocker PerformanceASUS Saves the Day: Simulated Core i3s & The TestSYSMark 2007 PerformancePhotoshop & Video Encoding Performance3D Rendering PerformanceArchiving, Excel, & Content Creation PerformanceWindows 7 Application PerformanceGaming PerformanceWindows 7 Gaming PerformanceRidiculously Fun to OverclockPower Consumption: Great, but not as good as LynnfieldFinal Words

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Intel Core i3-540 processor review: CPU specs, performance benchmarks

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Core i3-540 processor released by Intel; release date: January 2010. At the time of release, the processor cost $45. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Clarkdale microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores — 2, threads — 4. Maximum CPU clock speed — 3.06 GHz. Maximum operating temperature — 72.6°C. Manufacturing process technology — 32 nm. Cache size: L1 — 64 KB (per core), L2 — 256 KB (per core), L3 — 4096 KB (shared).

Supported memory types: DDR3 1066/1333. Maximum memory size: 16.38 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1156. Maximum number of processors in a configuration — 1. Power consumption (TDP): 73 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics.

Benchmarks










PassMark
Single thread mark

Top 1 CPU
This CPU


PassMark
CPU mark

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

118142


Geekbench 4
Single Core

Top 1 CPU
This CPU


Geekbench 4
Multi-Core

Top 1 CPU
This CPU


CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop
Face Detection

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

56.680 mPixels/s

0.508 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

741.453 Frames/s

29.815 Frames/s

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

3. 237 Frames/s

0.151 Frames/s

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

49.002 Frames/s

0.816 Frames/s

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining

Top 1 CPU
This CPU

218.231 mHash/s

2. 263 mHash/s











Name Value
PassMark — Single thread mark 1257
PassMark — CPU mark 1514
Geekbench 4 — Single Core 459
Geekbench 4 — Multi-Core 1015
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Face Detection 0.508 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation 29.815 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex 0. 151 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition 0.816 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining 2.263 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)



























































Architecture codename Clarkdale
Launch date January 2010
Launch price (MSRP) $45
Place in performance rating 2388
Price now $21
Processor Number i3-540
Series Legacy Intel® Core™ Processors
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 37. 72
Vertical segment Desktop
64 bit support
Base frequency 3.06 GHz
Bus Speed 2.5 GT/s DMI
Die size 81 mm2
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 4096 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 72. 6°C
Maximum frequency 3.06 GHz
Number of cores 2
Number of threads 4
Transistor count 382 million
VID voltage range 0.6500V-1.4000V

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 21 GB/s
Maximum memory size 16. 38 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 1066/1333
Graphics base frequency 733 MHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Processor graphics Intel HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37. 5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1156
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 73 Watt
Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 2.0
PCIe configurations 1×16, 2×8
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Flexible Display interface (FDI)
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4. 2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 36-bit
Thermal Monitoring
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

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Intel Core i3-540 — 56 secret facts, review, characteristics, reviews.

Top specs and features

  • Passmark test
  • Power Consumption (TDP)
  • Technological process
  • Number of transistors
  • Number of Cores

Passmark test

Intel Core i3-540:
1399
Best indicator:
89379

Test results

Intel Core i3-540:
10957
Best indicator:

Technology

Intel Core i3-540:
2000
Best indicator:

Performance

Intel Core i3-540:
3467
Best indicator:

Memory specification

Intel Core i3-540:
930
Best indicator:

Description

The Intel Core i3-540 processor is running at 3.06 Hz. 2 cores available. L1 cache size is 128 KB, L2 0.512 MB and L3 4 MB. Power consumption at peak times can reach 73W.

The maximum number of threads that Intel Core i3-540 can work with is 4.

Intel Core i3-540 works on the 32 nm architecture. Total number of transistors 382 million

Regarding the memory specification. Processor Intel Core i3-540 supports DDR3. RAM frequency 1333. The maximum supported size is 16.38 MB. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21. Number of supported memory channels 2.

In terms of Intel Core i3-540 integrated graphics, the Intel HD Graphics core is installed here. The base frequency of the graphics system is 733 MHz.

Now about Intel Core i3-540 tests. According to PassMark, the processor scored 1399 of the possible points. After analyzing more than 4,000 processors, Intel Core i3-540 ranked 1534 in the top rankings.

Why Intel Core i3-540 is better than others

  • Technological process 32 nm. This parameter is lower than that of 45%
  • Passmark test 1399 . This parameter is lower than that of 38%
  • Power Consumption (TDP) 73 W. This parameter is higher than that of 64%
  • Number of transistors 382 million. This parameter is lower than that of 36%
  • Number of Cores 2 . This parameter is lower than that of 87%
  • Number of threads 4 . This parameter is lower than that of 64%
  • L2 cache size 0.512 MB. This parameter is lower than that of 69%
  • L1 cache size 128 KB. This parameter is lower than that of 56%

Review Intel Core i3-540

Test results

Technology

Performance

Memory specification

Interfaces and communications

Main characteristics

Review Intel Core i3-540: highlights


Passmark test

The PassMark benchmark takes read speed, write speed, and seek times into account when benchmarking SSD performance.

1399

max 89379

Average: 6033.5

89379


AES

Not available


Thermal control technologies

Not available


Function Execute override bit

Available


Intel Trusted Execution Technology

Not available


Number of threads

The more threads, the better the processor’s performance will be, and it will be able to perform multiple tasks at the same time.

4

max 256

Average: 10.7

256


L1 cache size

Large amount of L1 memory speeds up results in CPU and system performance tweaks

128 KB

max 4608

Average: 299.3 KB

4608 KB


L2 cache size

L2 cache with large amounts of RAM allows for increased processor speed and overall system performance.

0.512 MB

max 512

Average: 4.5 MB

512 MB


L3 cache size

Large amount of L3 memory accelerates results in CPU and system performance settings

4 MB

max 768

Average: 16. 3 MB

768 MB


Number of Cores

2

max 72

Average: 5.8

72


CPU base clock speed

3.06 GHz

max 4.7

Average: 2.5 GHz

4.7 GHz


Max. number of PCI Express lanes

16

max 64

Average: 22.7

64


PCI Express Configurations

1X16. 2X8


Idle States

Available


Video core

Intel HD Graphics


Number of PCI-Express Lines

16


Max. the number of processors in the configuration

1

Average: 1.3

8


RAM types

3

Average: 3. 5

5


Memory bandwidth

This is the rate at which the device stores or reads information.

21 GB/s

max 352

Average: 41.4 GB/s

352 GB/s


Memory frequency

The RAM can be faster to increase system performance.

1333 MHz

max 4800

Average: 2106.2 MHz

4800 MHz


Max. number of memory channels

The larger their number, the higher the speed of data transfer from memory to the processor.

2

max 16

Average: 2.9

16


Max. Memory

Largest amount of RAM.

16.38 GB

max 6000

Average: 404.4 GB

6000 GB


System bus frequency

Data between computer components and other devices is transferred via the bus.

2.5 GT/s

max 1600

Average: 156.1 GT/s

1600 GT/s


Intel Flexible Display Interface (Intel FDI)

Available


vPro

Not available


Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)

Available


Uses hyper-threading technology

Many Intel processors use modern hyper-precision technology. Thus, each processor core runs simultaneously on two threads, which significantly increases performance. Most processors work according to the principle: one thread per core, therefore, their performance is lower.
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Available


Sse version

Allows you to speed up multimedia tasks (such as adjusting the intensity of the sound). Each subsequent version has a number of improvements

4.2

max 4.2

Average: 4.1

4.2


Socket

FCLGA1156


Demand Based Switching

Not available


PAE

36

max 46

Average: 39.5

46


TXT

Not available


EDB

Available


VT-x

Available


EPT

Available


Clear Video HD

Available


Technological process

The small size of the semiconductors means this is a new generation chip.

32 nm

Average: 36.8 nm

5 nm


Number of transistors

The higher their number, the more processor power this indicates.

382 million

max 57000

Average: 1517.3 million

57000 million


Power Consumption (TDP)

Heat Dissipation Requirements (TDP) is the maximum possible amount of energy dissipated by the cooling system. The lower the TDP, the less power will be consumed
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73 W

Average: 67.6 W

0.025 W


PCI Express Edition

2

Average: 2.9

5


State

Discontinued


date of release

01. 01.2010


Embedded options available

Available


Case size

37.5mm x 37.5mm


GPU base clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a high clock speed.

733 MHz

max 2400

Average: 535.8 MHz

2400 MHz


Supports 64-bit system

A 64-bit system, as opposed to a 32-bit system, can support more than 4 GB of RAM. This increases productivity. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Show more

Available


Monitor support

Multiple monitors can be connected to the device, making it easier to work by increasing the work space.

2

Average: 2.9

4


Architecture codename

Clarkdale


Maximum Case Temperature (TCase)

72. 6 °C

max 105

Average: 75.1 °C

105 °C


Appointment

Desktop

FAQ

How many PCIe lanes

16.

How much RAM does Intel Core i3-540 support?

Intel Core i3-540 supports 16.38 GB.

How fast is Intel Core i3-540 on the 5600X?

The processor is running at 3.06 GHz.

How many cores does Intel Core i3-540 have?

2 cores.

Does Intel Core i3-540 have embedded graphics?

Intel HD Graphics

What RAM does Intel Core i3-540 support

Intel Core i3-540 supports DDR3.

Which socket is Intel Core i3-540

Use FCLGA1156 to set Intel Core i3-540.

Is Intel Core i3-540 a 64-bit processor

Да

What architecture does Intel Core i3-540 use?

Intel Core i3-540 is built on the Clarkdale architecture.

What is the frequency of the Intel Core i3-540 processor?

The Intel Core i3-540 processor is running at 3. 06 Hz.

How much cache is Intel Core i3-540?

L1 cache is 128 KB, L2 0.512 MB and L3 4 MB.

How many watts does Intel Core i3-540 consume?

Power consumption at peak times can reach 73 Watts.

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Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-540 sales 7 January 2010 at a recommended price of $45. This is Clarkdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 066 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1156 processor with a TDP of 73 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


1.50%

of a leader’s which is AMD EPYC 7h22.


Core i3
540

vs


EPYC
7h22

General info


Core i3-540 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating 2136
Value for money 0.10
Market segment Desktop processor
Architecture codename Clarkdale (2010−2011)
Release date 7 January 2010 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP) $45 of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price $27 (0. 6x MSRP) of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Value for money

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Technical specs


Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores 2 (Dual-core)
Threads 4
Base clock speed 3.06 GHz of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed 0. 07 GHz of 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core) of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache 4 MB (shared) of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography 32 nm of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size 81 mm2
Maximum core temperature 73 °C of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors 382 million of 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support +
Windows 11 compatibility
Unlocked multiplier

Compatibility


Information on Core i3-540 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration 1 of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket FCLGA1156
Thermal design power (TDP) 73 Watt of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions


Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-540. You’ll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST) +
Turbo Boost Technology
Hyper-Threading Technology +
Idle States +
Thermal Monitoring
Demand Based Switching
PAE 36 Bit
FDI +

Security technologies


Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
EDB +

Virtualization technologies


Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x +
EPT +

Memory specs


Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-540’s memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types DDR3 of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size 16.38 GB of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels 2 of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth 21 GB/s of 281. 6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications


General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-540.

Integrated graphics card Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video HD +

Graphics interfaces


Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-540’s integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported 2

Peripherals


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version 2.0 of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes 16 of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance


Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-540. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.


i3-540
1.50

  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%


i3-540
1514

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%


i3-540
448

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%


i3-540
1001


Relative perfomance


Overall Core i3-540 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.



Intel Pentium G870
100.67


AMD Phenom X4 9750B
100.67


AMD Phenom X4 9500
100.67


Intel Core i3-540
100


Intel Celeron G1620T
99. 33


AMD Phenom II X4 900e
99.33


AMD Phenom X4 9350e
99.33

AMD equivalent


We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-540 from AMD is Phenom X4 9500, which is faster by 1% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.


Phenom X4
9500


Compare


Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-540:


AMD Phenom X4 9600
101.33


AMD Phenom X4 9500
100.67


AMD Phenom X4 9750B
100.67


Intel Core i3-540
100


AMD Phenom X4 9350e
99. 33


AMD Phenom II X4 900e
99.33


AMD Phenom II X3 720
98.67

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9750B


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Recommended graphics cards

These graphics cards are most commonly used with Core i3-540 according to our statistics.


GeForce GTS
450

9.1%


GeForce GTX
550 Ti

3.9%


GeForce GT
730

3.5%


GeForce GTX
1050 Ti

3.5%


GeForce GT
240

3.3%


GeForce GTX
750 Ti

3.3%


GeForce GTS
250

3.1%


GeForce GT
710

3. 1%


GeForce GT
430

2.6%


GeForce GT
1030

2.6%

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Intel’s Core i3-530 – The Budget Powerhouse? – Techgage

In the past two months, there has been a greater concentration of product launches than I ever recall seeing before. AMD alone was responsible for the bulk of them, with its four new desktop graphics cards, mobile graphics, CPUs in February and of course, the recently-launched 890GX chipset, which we took a look at earlier this week.

It was Intel that wanted to kick the year off with the biggest product launch possible though, and it did that rather well with the help of its Westmere architecture. On the same day, the company unveiled Clarkdale desktop processors to fit all budgets, and Arrondale mobile variants as well. At the same time, we published an exhaustive look at Clarkdale as a whole, and in particular, the Core i5-661.

If you’re not familiar with Clarkdale or all of what it offers, I highly recommend reading through the first couple of pages to that article to get a good grasp on how it differs from Intel’s previous generation, and also the competition. At CES, our favorite Intel rep handed me a little box and uttered, “No embargo, just review it when able.” Inside? The Core i3-530. Sure enough, after that 10,000 word mammoth of a launch article, I received a follow-up mere days later. Ahh, the joys.

Given that this CPU was handed to me right at CES, you could say I’m a little behind on publishing a review on it. That’s certainly the case, and I regret it taking so long, but as you can see, we haven’t exactly been slack with our other content. But, I’ve been wanting to tackle this CPU for as long as I’ve had it, because although we can generally expect what we’ll see performance-wise, because it retails for a mere $125 on the market, it gives good hope that this could be some sort of budget wonder chip.

As a Core i3 model, there are a couple of things to bear in mind when deciding on which CPU to purchase, because after all, there’s a reason there exist i5’s and i7’s. The most noticeable difference between i3’s and the rest of the line-up is the lack of the Turbo feature. That means that as the CPU gets pushed hard, the clock-speed won’t budge. This behavior is no different than Intel’s previous-generation.

There’s another omission with i3’s that I didn’t even realize when writing our launch article. As we saw there, with the i5-661, the AES-NI instruction set can make a major difference with tools that support it. But, that’s one feature Intel decided to drop here. I find that a bit odd, given that it’s a feature most home users aren’t going to touch, but on the other hand, it could be that Intel doesn’t want to offer up the feature on its lowest-end chips so security firms will purchase them en masse. If they are to do that, it’s clear Intel would prefer them go with i5’s, for obvious reasons.

Aside from these two features, there’s little else lacking. Anything else would be business-oriented, such as Intel TXT. For those who want to take advantage of virtualization, you can relax, as VT-x support is included. This is nice to see, as low-end models from the Core 2 line-up did not include this feature. For this generation, even the lowest-end Pentium G6950 features the support!

Since Intel first launched its Core i line-up in the fall of 2008, it followed-up with two more families, Lynnfield and of course Clarkdale. As you can see, there really is a huge selection here to choose from.

Core i7-975 (1)

4

8

3.33GHz

3.60GHz

8MB

N/A

130W

$999

Core i7-960 (1)

4

8

3.20GHz

3.46GHz

8MB

N/A

130W

$562

Core i7-950 (1)

4

8

3.06GHz

3.33GHz

8MB

N/A

130W

$562

Core i7-870 (2)

4

8

2. 93GHz

3.60GHz

8MB

N/A

95W

$562

Core i7-860S (2)

4

8

2.53GHz

3.46GHz

8MB

N/A

82W

$337

Core i7-930 (1)

4

8

2.80GHz

3.06GHz

8MB

N/A

130W

$294

Core i7-860 (2)

4

8

2.80GHz

3.46GHz

8MB

N/A

95W

$284

Core i7-920 (1)

4

8

2.66GHz

2.93GHz

8MB

N/A

130W

$284

Core i5-670 (3)

2

4

3. 46GHz

3.73GHz

4MB

733MHz

73W

$284

Core i5-750S (2)

4

4

2.40GHz

3.20GHz

8MB

N/A

82W

$259

Core i5-750 (2)

4

4

2.66GHz

3.20GHz

8MB

N/A

95W

$196

Core i5-661 (3)

2

4

3.33GHz

3.60GHz

4MB

900MHz

87W

$196

Core i5-660 (3)

2

4

3.33GHz

3.60GHz

4MB

733MHz

73W

$196

Core i5-650 (3)

2

4

3. 20GHz

3.46GHz

4MB

733MHz

73W

$176

Core i3-540 (3)

2

4

3.06GHz

N/A

4MB

733MHz

73W

$133

Core i3-530 (3)

2

4

2.93GHz

N/A

4MB

733MHz

73W

$113

Pentium G6950 (3)

2

2

2.80GHz

N/A

3MB

533MHz

73W

$87

Microarchitecture: (1) Nehalem, (2) Lynnfield, (3) Clarkdale

When Intel unveiled its Westmere-based line-up at CES, we thought we knew of all the available models, but as I could tell now, there were two that the company didn’t talk openly about. As you can see in the table above, the “S” model suffix has returned, with the Core i5-750S and i7-860S. The S is the quick way for saying “Power Efficient”. So compared to a non-S model, it will always have a lower TDP, and likewise have a higher price tag.

There’s something interesting about these particular S models though that’s worth talking about. The S models in the Core 2 line-up shared the same clock speed as the respective non-S model, but that’s not the case here. While the i7-750 is clocked at 2.66GHz, the S variant is clocked at 2.40GHz. The same kind of difference can be seen with the i7-860. So what’s the deal?

While I won’t talk to much about it at depth here (I’ll talk more about this at a later date in our news), the S models use different Turbo multipliers, and in the end, the S models can end up being just as fast as the non-S, or even a bit faster, if all you’re using are two of the available cores. To help with the power savings, two of the cores will never be affected by Turbo.

While it’s rather difficult to know exactly how Turbo behaves on these CPUs without actually touching them, it can be assumed that for most people, the difference in performance won’t be too noticeable. But while that’s not, the price sure is. As you’d expect, there’s a rather hefty premium for the power-efficient models, and whether or not that premium is worth the 13W TDP reduction is up to you.

By now, you should all have a good grasp on what Clarkdale as a whole offers, and what to expect from the Core i3-530, so let’s get a move on and take a look at our testing methodologies and then finally tackle our performance results.

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On January 28, the official presentation of Intel processors based on Clarkdale and Arrandale cores took place in Ukraine. The first full-fledged «boxed» representative of the new family, which was tested, was the Intel Core i5-650 — the results of the «opening» pleased and laid the foundation for a generally positive impression of processors based on the Clarkdale core. Let’s try to evaluate how true was the first impression of getting to know the new product.

Intel, having entered the market with new Clarkdale processors, has created a significant informational occasion: on the one hand, it is always interesting to write about a new product, on the other hand, it is very difficult, it is not always possible to adequately evaluate a new product, mainly because of fear overestimate the merits of new technology. In our review of the Intel Core i5-650, we examined the technological features of the new core, and also compared how processors based on the Clarkdale core behave in the company of representatives of the already well-known Lynnfield family. Now it’s the turn of another dual-core processor — Intel Core i3-540 .

Appearance and equipment

The packaging tells us concisely and clearly about the main technical specifications of the novelty. Also on the front side of the package there is a note about the implementation of Intel HD Graphics technology in the processor, but we will talk about all the features below.

There is a sticker on the side, which, in addition to various bar codes, indicates the model of the processor inside and gives its brief characteristics.

«From the rear» we can see the cooling system supplied with the processor, or rather its marking.

It should be noted that the cooling system is no different from the one that is included in the package of another processor on the Clarkdale core we tested — Intel Core i5-650 — this is an E41997-002 air cooling system that does not have a copper heat spreader, very modest and moderately effective, but quiet enough. Therefore, in case of overclocking the processor, we recommend that you take care of changing the cooling system.

In addition to the Intel Core i3-540 processor and cooling system, the package contains a three-year warranty, user manual, and a sticker with the Intel Core i3 line logo.

Model description

The Intel Core i3-540 processor is installed in the LGA 1156 socket, so its substrate corresponds to the dimensions of 38×38 mm. The heat distribution cover has a short specification for the model:

  • clock frequency 3.06 GHz;
  • 4 MB cache;
  • requirement for power system PCG 09B.

The main difference between the Intel Core i3 processor line and other processors based on the Nehalem architecture is the lack of support for Intel Turbo Boost technology. Consider a brief comparison table.

i3-530

i3-540

i5-670

i5-661

i5-660

i5-650

i5-750S

i5-750

Process

32 nm

45 nm

Cache size, MB

4

8

Clock frequency, GHz

2. 93

3.06

3.46

3.33

3.33

3.2

2.4

2.66

System bus

DMI

Number of cores

2

4

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

+

+

+

+

+

+

Intel Virtualization Technology

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Intel Technology 64

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Intel Trusted Execution Technology

+

+

+

Function Execute Disable Bit

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Hyper-Threading Technology

+

+

+

+

+

+

Average price, $

139

161

326

234

225

214

212

224

In addition to the Intel Turbo Boost technology, the Intel Trusted Execution system security enhancement technology also got under the knife. In our opinion, this is a much less significant fact than the not superfluous 133-266 MHz when the process loads only one core.

As in the case of the Intel Core i5-650, the CPU-Z utility correctly determined the operating parameters of the Intel Core i3-540 processor. As it was already mentioned, the size of the L3 cache has been reduced to 4 MB compared to models based on the Lynnfield core.

The processor’s built-in memory controller supports up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory at up to 1333 MHz in dual-channel mode.

The CPU-Z utility also allows you to see the parameters of the integrated graphics core, which operates at its standard frequency of 733 MHz.

On the whole, the new Intel HD Graphics based on the 45nm process technology has a number of advantages:

  • the number of pipelines has increased by 2;
  • work with shaders is optimized;
  • the maximum amount of RAM allocated for the video buffer has been increased to 1. 7 GB;
  • implemented support for OpenGL 2.1;
  • work with several interfaces of data transmission at the same time is implemented.

Specification Intel Core i3-540

In general, technically Intel Core i3-540 is as follows:

Model

Intel Core i3-540

Marking

SLBMQ

Processor socket

LGA1156

Clock frequency, GHz

3.06

Multiplier

23

Bus frequency, MHz

133

L1 cache size (InstructionData), KB

2x322x32

L2 cache size, KB

2×256

L3 cache size, KB

4096 (4 MB)

Core

Clarkdale

Number of cores

2

Instruction support

MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4. 1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x

DMI

2.5 GT/s

Supply voltage, V

0.65-1.4

Power dissipation, W

73

Critical temperature, °C

72

Process

32 nm + 45 nm

Technology support

Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Execute Disable Bit
Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel vPro Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d)
Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x)
Intel HD Graphics

Built-in memory controller

Maximum memory, GB

16

Memory types

DDR3-1066/1333

Number of memory channels

2

Maximum throughput, GB/s

21

EEC support

No

Integrated graphics

Computing pipelines, pcs

12

Operating frequency, MHz

733

Memory used, GB

to 1. 7

Supported APIs

DirectX 10.0 (Shader Model 4.0) OpenGL 2.1

Interface

Intel FDI (2.7 GT/s)

HDCP support

Yes

Video decode acceleration

MPEG2, WMV9/VC-1, AVC. which significantly reduces their encryption performance. On the other hand, so far these instructions are supported only by Intel Core i5 processors, so disabling them is more likely not to slow down the processor when performing such operations, but to bring its performance to the level of mass models.

Core i3-540 [in 3 benchmarks]

Intel
Core i3-540

  • Interface
  • Core frequency
  • Video memory size
  • Memory type
  • Memory frequency
  • Maximum resolution

Description

Intel launched the Intel Core i3-540 on January 7, 2010 at a suggested retail price of $45. This is a desktop processor based on the Clarkdale architecture, primarily designed for office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads and is manufactured using 32nm process technology, the maximum frequency is 066MHz, the multiplier is locked.

In terms of compatibility, this is an FCLGA1156 socket processor with a TDP of 73W. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.50%

from the leader, which is AMD EPYC 7h22.


Core i3
540

or


EPYC
out of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Value for money

To obtain an index, we compare the characteristics of processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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  • 50
  • 100

Features

Core i3-540 quantitative parameters such as number of cores and threads, clock speeds, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. They indirectly speak about the performance of the processor, but for an accurate assessment, you need to consider the results of the tests.

Free multiplier

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-540 compatibility with other computer components. Useful, for example, when choosing the configuration of a future computer or to upgrade an existing one.

Please note that the power consumption of some processors can significantly exceed their nominal TDP even without overclocking. Some may even double their claims if the motherboard allows you to adjust the power settings of the processor. Idle States + Thermal Monitoring Demand Based Switching PAE 36bit FDI +

846

Technologies built into the Core i3-540 that improve system security, such as those designed to protect against hacking.

7 9066 908 904
Technologies supported by Core i3-540 that speed up virtual machines are listed.

TXT
EDB +

90,000 9,0002
Types, maximum size and number of channels of RAM supported by Core i3-540. Higher memory frequency may be supported depending on the motherboard.

VT-X +
EPT +
RAM types DDR3

Benchmark tests

These are the results of the Core i3-540 performance tests in non-gaming benchmarks. The total score is set from 0 to 100, where 100 corresponds to the fastest processor at the moment.


Overall performance in tests

This is our overall performance rating. We regularly improve our algorithms, but if you find any inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in the comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-540
1.50

  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widely used benchmark that consists of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point calculations, extended instruction tests, compression, encryption, and game physics calculations. Also includes a separate single-threaded test.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i3-540
1514

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application designed as CPU benchmarks that independently recreate certain real world tasks that can accurately measure performance. This version uses only one processor core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-540
448

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application designed as CPU benchmarks that independently recreate certain real world tasks that can accurately measure performance. This version uses all available processor cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-540
1001


Relative performance

Overall Core i3-540 performance compared to its nearest competitor desktop processors.


Intel Pentium G870
100.67

AMD Phenom X4 9750B
100.67

AMD Phenom X4 9500
100.67

Intel Core i3-540
100

Intel Celeron G1620T
99.33

AMD Phenom II X4 900e
99.33

AMD Phenom X4 9350e
99.33

Competitor from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-540 from AMD is Phenom X4 9500, which is 1% faster on average and higher by 9 positions in our rating.


Phenom X4
9500

Compare

Here are some of AMD’s closest Core i3-540 competitors:

AMD Phenom X4 9600
101. 33

AMD Phenom X4 9500
100.67

AMD Phenom X4 9750B
100.67

Intel Core i3-540
100

AMD Phenom X4 9350e
99.33

AMD Phenom II X4 900e
99.33

AMD Phenom II X3 720
98.67

Other processors

Here we recommend several processors that are more or less similar in performance to the reviewed one.


Pentium
G870

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Phenom II
X4 900e

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Phenom X4
9750B

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Phenom X4
9500

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Phenom X4
9350e

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Celeron
G1610

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Recommended video cards

According to our statistics, these video cards are most often used with Core i3-540:


GeForce GTS
450

9. 1%


GeForce GTX
550 Ti

3.9%


GeForce GT
730

3.5%


GeForce GTX
1050 Ti

3.5%


GeForce GT
240

3.3%


GeForce GTX
750 Ti

3.3%


GeForce GTS
250

3.1%


GeForce GT
710

3.1%


GeForce GT
430

2.6%


GeForce GT
1030

2.6%

User rating

Here you can see the evaluation of the processor by users, as well as put your own rating.


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Intel Core i3-540 Processor Review: Features, Benchmark Tests

The Core i3-540 processor was released by Intel, release date: January 2010. At the time of release, the processor cost $45. The processor is designed for desktop computers and is based on the Clarkdale architecture.

Processor locked for overclocking. The total number of cores — 2, threads — 4. The maximum clock frequency of the processor is 3.06 GHz. The maximum temperature is 72.6°C. Technological process — 32 nm. Cache size: L1 — 64 KB (per core), L2 — 256 KB (per core), L3 — 4096 KB (shared).

Supported memory type: DDR3 1066/1333. Maximum supported memory size: 16.38 GB.

Supported socket type: FCLGA1156. The maximum number of processors in the configuration is 1. Power consumption (TDP): 73 Watt.

Integrated with Intel HD Graphics.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top1 CPU
This CPU
PassMark
CPU mark
Top1 CPU
This CPU
118142
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top1 CPU
This CPU
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top1 CPU
This CPU
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
0.508 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top1 CPU
This CPU
741.453 Frames/s
29.815 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top1 CPU
This CPU
3. 237 Frames/s
0.151 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top1 CPU
This CPU
49.002 Frames/s
0.816 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
2. 263 mHash/s
Name Value
PassMark — Single thread mark 1257
PassMark — CPU mark 1514
Geekbench 4 — Single Core 459
Geekbench 4 — Multi-Core 1015
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Face Detection 0.508 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation 29.815 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex 0. 151 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition 0.816 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining 2.263 mHash/s

Features

Architecture name Clarkdale
Issue date January 2010
Price at first issue date $45
Place in the ranking 2388
Price now $21
Processor Number i3-540
Series Legacy Intel® Core™ Processors
Status Discontinued
Price/performance ratio (0-100) 37. 72
Applicability Desktop
Support 64 bit
Base frequency 3.06 GHz
Bus Speed ​​ 2.5 GT/s DMI
Crystal area 81 mm2
Level 1 cache 64 KB (per core)
Level 2 cache 256 KB (per core)
Level 3 cache 4096 KB (shared)
Process 32nm
Maximum core temperature 72. 6°C
Maximum frequency 3.06 GHz
Number of cores 2
Number of threads 4
Number of transistors 382 million
Permissible core voltage 0.6500V-1.4000V
Maximum number of memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 21 GB/s
Maximum memory size 16. 38 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 1066/1333
Graphics base frequency 733MHz
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics
Maximum number of monitors supported 2
Low Halogen Options Available
Maximum number of processors in configuration 1
Package Size 37. 5mm x 37.5mm
Supported sockets FCLGA1156
Power consumption (TDP) 73 Watt
Number of PCI Express lanes 16
PCI Express revision 2.0
PCIe configurations 1×16, 2×8
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Flexible Display interface (FDI)
Idle States
Extended instructions Intel® SSE4. 2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 36-bit
Thermal Monitoring
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

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Athlon II X4 631

Intel 97900XRyzen 7 7700XRyzen 5 7600XRyzen 9 5950XRyzen 9 5900XRyzen 7 5800X3DRyzen 7 5800XRyzen 7 5700XRyzen 7 5700GRyzen 5 5600XRyzen 5 5600Ryzen 5 5600GRyzen 5 5500Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GRyzen 7 PRO 4750GERyzen 5 PRO 4650GRyzen 5 PRO 4650GERyzen 3 PRO 4350GRyzen 3 PRO 4350GERyzen Threadripper 3960XRyzen 9 3950XRyzen 9 3900XTRyzen 9 3900XRyzen 7 3800XTRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 7 3700XRyzen 5 3600XTRyzen 5 3600XRyzen 5 3600Ryzen 5 3400GRyzen 3 3300XRyzen 3 3200GRyzen 3 3100Athlon 3000GRyzen 7 2700XRyzen 7 2700Ryzen 5 2600XRyzen 5 2600Ryzen 5 2500XRyzen 5 2400GRyzen 5 2400GERyzen 3 2300XRyzen 3 2200GRyzen 3 2200GEAthlon 240GEAthlon 220GEAthlon 200GERyzen 7 1800XRyzen 7 1700XRyzen 7 1700Ryzen 5 1600XRyzen 5 1600 AFRyzen 5 1600Ryzen 5 1500XRyzen 5 1400Ryzen 3 1300XRyzen 3 1200 AFRyzen 3 1200FX-8350FX-8320FX-8150FX-8120FX-8100FX-6350FX-6100FX-4170FX-4100A10-7870KAthlon 5350A10-7850KAthlon X4 860KAthlon X4 760KAthlon X4 750KAthlon X4 740Athlon X2 340A10-5800KA10-5700A8-5600KA8-5500A6-5400KA4-5300A8-3850A8-38 00Athlon II X4 631A6-3650A6-3600A6-3500A4-3400A4-3300Phenom II X6 1100TPhenom II X6 1090T BEPhenom II X6 1075TPhenom II X6 1065TPhenom II X6 1055TPhenom II X6 1045TPhenom II X6 1035TAthlon II X4 650Athlon II X4 645Athlon II X4 640Athlon II X4 635Athlon II X4 630Athlon II X4 620eAthlon II X4 620Athlon II X4 615eAthlon II X4 615Athlon II X4 610eAthlon II X4 605eAthlon II X4 605Athlon II X4 600eAthlon II X3 460Athlon II X3 455Athlon II X3 450Athlon II X3 445Athlon II X3 440Athlon II X3 435Athlon II X3 425eAthlon II X3 425Athlon II X3 420Athlon II X3 420eAthlon II X3 415eAthlon II X3 410Athlon II X3 405eAthlon II X3 400Athlon II X2 265Athlon II X2 270uAthlon II X2 260Athlon II X2 255Athlon II X2 250eAthlon II X2 250Athlon II X2 245eAthlon II X2 245Athlon II X2 240eAthlon II X2 240Athlon II X2 235eAthlon II X2 220Athlon II X2 215Athlon II X2 210eAthlon II 160uSempron 180Sempron 150Sempron 145Sempron 140Sempron 130Athlon X2 7850Athlon X2 7750Athlon X2 7550Athlon X2 7450Athlon X2 6500 BEPhenom II X4 980 BEPhenom II X4 975 BEPhenom II X4 970 BE (Zosma)Phenom II X4 970 BEPhenom II X4 965 BEPhenom II X4 960T BEPhenom II X4 955 BEPhenom II X4 945Phenom II X4 940Phenom II X4 925Phenom II X4 920Phenom II X4 IIphenom 910 905ePhenom II X4 900ePhenom II X4 850Phenom II X4 840Phenom II X4 840TPhenom II X4 830Phenom II X4 820Phenom II X4 810Phenom II X4 805Phenom II X3 740 BEPhenom II X3 720Phenom II X3 715 BEPhenom II X3 710Phenom II X3 705ePhenom II X3 700ePhenom II X2 570 BEPhenom II X2 565 BEPhenom II X2 560 BEPhenom II X2 555 BEPhenom II X2 550 BEPhenom II X2 550Phenom II X2 545Phenom II X2 521Phenom II X2 511Phenom X4 9950 BEPhenom X4 9850 BEPhenom X4 9850Phenom X4 9750BPhenom X4 9750Phenom X4 9650Phenom X4 9600 Black EditionPhenom X4 9600BPhenom X4 9600Phenom X4 9550Phenom X4 9500Phenom X4 9450ePhenom X4 9350ePhenom X4 9150ePhenom X4 9100ePhenom X3 8850Phenom X3 8750 BEPhenom X3 8750BPhenom X3 8750Phenom X3 8650Phenom X3 8600BPhenom X3 8600Phenom X3 8550Phenom X3 8450ePhenom X3 8450Phenom X3 8400Phenom X3 8250eAthlon X2 BE-2400Athlon X2 BE-2350Athlon X2 BE-2300Athlon 64 FX-74Athlon 64 FX-72Athlon 64 FX-70Athlon 64 FX-62Athlon 64 FX-60Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black EditionAthlon 64 X2 6400+ Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Windsor) Athlon 64 X2 5800+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (Brisbane) X2 5400+ (Windsor)Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (Brisbane)Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (Windsor)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black EditionAthlon 64 X2 5000+ (Brisbane)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor 2MB)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor 1MB)Athlon 64 X2 4850eAthlon 64 X2 4800+ (Bris bane)Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (Windsor 2MB)Athlon 64 X2 4600+Athlon 64 X2 4450eAthlon 64 X2 4400+ (Brisbane) Windsor 1MB)Athlon 64 X2 4050eAthlon 64 X2 4000+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (Windsor 2MB) Athlon 64 X2 3800+Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Toledo)Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Manchester)Athlon 64 X2 4400+Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Toledo)Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Manchester) (Manchester)Athlon 64 LE-1660Athlon 64 LE-1640Athlon 64 LE-1620Athlon 64 LE-1600Athlon 64 4000+Athlon 64 3800+Athlon 64 3500+Athlon 64 3200+Athlon 64 3Athlon 64 FX-557 -55Athlon 64 FX-53Athlon 64 FX-51Athlon 64 4200+Athlon 64 4000+ (San Diego)Athlon 64 4000+ (Clawhammer)Athlon 64 3800+ (Venice)Athlon 64 3800+ (Newcastle)Athlon 64 3700 +Athlon 64 (Manchester)Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice)Athlon 64 3500+ (San Diego)At hlon 64 3500+ (Winchester)Athlon 64 3500+ (Newcastle)Athlon 64 3500+ (Clawhammer)Athlon 64 3200+ (Manchester)Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice)Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester)Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice)Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester)Athlon 64 3700+Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle)Athlon 64 3400+ (Clawhammer)Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice)Athlon 64 3200+ (Newcastle)Athlon 64 3200+ (Clawhammer)Athlon 64 3000+ ( Venice) Athlon 64 3000+ (Newcastle) Athlon 64 3000+ (Clawhammer) Athlon 64 2800+ (Newcastle) Athlon 64 2800+ (Clawhammer) +Sempron 3000+ (Palermo)Sempron 3400+Sempron 3300+Sempron 3100+ (Palermo)Sempron 3100+ (Paris)Sempron 3000+ (Palermo)Sempron 3000+ (Paris)Sempron 2800+Sempron 2600+ (Winchester)Sernpron 2600+ ( Palermo) Sempron 2500+Sempron 3000+Sempron 2800+ (Thorton) )Athlon XP 3200+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 3100+Athlon XP 3000+ (FSB400)Athlon XP 3000+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2900+Athlon XP 2800+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2800+ (FSB266)Athlon XP 2800+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2700+Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB266)Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB266)Athlon XP 2600+ (FSB266)Athlon XP 2500+ (FSB333)Athlon XP 2500+ (FSB266)Athlon XP 2400+ (Thorton)Athlon XP 2400+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 2200 + (Thorton)Athlon XP 2200+ (Thorubbred)Athlon XP 2100+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 2100+ (Palomino)Athlon XP 2000+ (Thorton)Athlon XP 2000+ (Thorubbred)Athlon XP 2000+ (Palomino)Athlon XP 1900+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 1900+ (Palomino)Athlon XP 1800+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 1800+ (Palomino)Athlon XP 1700+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 1700+ (Palomino)Athlon XP 1600+ (Thoroughbred)Athlon XP 1600 + (Palomino) Athlon XP 1500+ Athlon 1400 (FSB266) ATHLON 1400 (FSB200) Athlon 1333athlon 1300athlon 1200 (FSB266) Athlon 1200 (FSB200) Ath26 (FSB200) ATHLON (FSB200) ATHLON (FSB200) ATHLON (FSB200) Athlon (FSB200) Athlon (FSB200) Athlon (FSB200) Athlon) Athlon 950Athlon 900Athlon 850Athlon 800Athlon 750Athlon 700Duron 1800Duron 1600Duron 1400Duron 1300Duron 1200Duron 1100Duron 1000Duron 950 (Morgan)Duron 950 (Spitfire)Duron 900 (Morgan)Duron 900 (Spitfire)Duron 850Duron 800Duron 750Duron 700Duron 650Duron 600Athlon 1000 (Orion)Athlon 1000 (Thunderbird) Athlon 950 (Pluto) Athlon 900 (Thunderbird) Athlon 850 (Pluto) Athlon 850 (Thundebird) Athlon 800 (Pluto) Athlon 800 (Thunderbird) Athlon 750 (Pluto) Athlon 750 (Thunderbird) Athlon 700 (Pluto) Athlon 650 (Pluto) Athlon 650 (Argon) Athlon 650 (Thunderbird) Athlon 600 (Pluto) Athlon 600 (Argon) Athlon 550 (Pluto) -2 533 (CXT)K6-2 500 (CXT)K6-2 475 (CXT)K6-2 450 (CXT)K6-2 400 (CXT)K6-2 380 (CXT)K6-2 366 (CXT)K6- 2 350 (CXT)K6-2 350K6-2 333 (CXT)K6-2 333 (CXT)K6-2 333K6-2 300 (CXT)K6-2 300 (CXT)K6-2 300K6-2 266K6 300K6 266K6 233K6 200K6 166K5 PR166K5 PR150K5 PR133K5 PR120K5 PR100K5 PR90K5 PR75IntelPentium Gold G7400Celeron G6900Core i9-11900KCore i9-11900KFCore i9-11900Core i9-11900FCore i9-11900TCore i7-11700KCore i7-11700KFCore i7-11700Core i7-11700FCore i7-11700TCore i5-11600KCore i5-11600KFCore i5-11600Core i5-11600TCore i5-11500Core i5-11500TCore i5-11400Core i5-11400FCore i5-11400TCore i3-10325Core i3-10305Core i3-10305TCore i3-10105Core i3-10105FCore i3-10105TPentium Gold G6605Pentium Gold G6505Pentium Gold G6505TPentium Gold G6405Pentium Gold G6405TCore i9-10900KCore i9-10900KFCore i9-10900Core i9-10900FCore i7-10700KCore i7-10700KFCore i7-10700Core i7-10700FCore i5-10600KCore i5-10600KFCore i5-10600Core i5-10500Core i5-10400Core i5-10400FCore i3-10320Core i3-10300Core i3-10100Pentium Gold G6600Pentium Gold G6500Pentium Gold G6400Celeron G5925Celeron G5920Celeron G5905Celeron G5900Core i9-9900KCore i7-9700KCore i5-9600KCore i7-8700KCore i7-8700Core i5-8600KCore i5-8400Core i3-8350KCore i3-8100Pentium Gold G5400Core i7-7700KCore i7-7700Core i7-7700TCore i5-7600KCore i5- 7600Core i5-7600TCore i5-7500Core i5-7500TCore i5-7400Core i5-7400TCore i3-7350KCore i3-7320Core i3-7300Core i3-7300TCore i3-7100Core i3-7100TCore i7-6950XCore i7-6700KCore i7-6700Core i7-6700TCore i5-6600KCore i5-6600Core i5-6600TCore i5-6500Core i5-6500TCore i5-6400Core i5-6400TCore i3-6300Core i3-6300TCore i3-6100Core i3-6100TCore i7-5960XCore i7-5775CCore i5 -5675CCore i7-4960XCore i7-4930KCore i7-4820KCore i7-4790KCore i5-4690KCore i7-4770KCore i7-4770Core i5-4670KCore i5-4670Core i5-4570Core i7-3970XCore i7-3960XCore i7-3930KCore i7-3820Core i7-2700KCore i7-2600KCore i7-2600Core i7-2600SCore i5-3330Core i5-2500KCore i5-2500Core i5-2500SCore i5-2500TCore i5-2405SCore i5-2400Core i5-2400SCore i5-2390TCore i5-2320Core i5-2310Core i5-2300Core i3-2130Core i3-2125Core i3-2120Core i3-2105Core i3-2100Core i3-2100TPentium G860Pentium G850Pentium G840Pentium G632Pentium G630Pentium G622Pentium G620Celeron G540Celeron G530Celeron G440Core i7-990XCore i7-980Core i7 980XCore i7-975 ExtremeCore i7 970Core i7 965 ExtremeCore i7 960Core i7 950Core i7 940Core i7 930Core i7 920Core i7-880Core i7-875KCore i7-870Core i7-860SCore i7-860Core i5-760Core i5-750SCore i5-750Core i5-680Core i5-670Core i5-661Core i5- 660Core i5-655KCore i5-650Core i3-560Core i3-550Core i3-540Core i3-530Pentium G6960Pentium G6951Pentium G6950Atom D525Atom D510Atom D425Atom D410Atom 330Atom 230Core 2 Extreme QX9775Core 2 Extreme QX9770Core 2 Extreme QX9650Core 2 Quad Q9650Core 2 Quad Q9550sCore 2 Quad Q9550Core 2 Quad Q9505Core 2 Quad Q9450Core 2 Quad Q9400sCore 2 Quad Q9400Core 2 Quad Q9300Core 2 Quad Q8400sCore 2 Quad Q8400Core 2 Quad Q8300Core 2 Quad Q8200sCore 2 Quad Q8200Core 2 Duo E8600Core 2 Duo E8500Core 2 Duo E8400Core 2 Duo E8300Core 2 Duo E8200Core 2 Duo E8190Core 2 Duo E7600Core 2 Duo E7500Core 2 Duo E7400Core 2 Duo E7300Core 2 Duo E7200Core 2 Extreme QX6850Core 2 Extreme OX6800Core 2 Extreme QX6700Core 2 Quad Q6700Core 2 Quad Q6600Core 2 Extreme X6900Core 2 Extreme X6800Core 2 Duo E6850Core 2 Duo E6800Core 2 Duo E6750Core 2 Duo E6700Core 2 Duo E6600Core 2 Duo E6550Core 2 Duo E6540Core 2 Duo E6420Core 2 Duo E6400 (Allendale)Core 2 Duo E6400 (Conroe 2M)Core 2 Duo E6320Core 2 Duo E6300 ( Allendale)Core 2 Duo E6300 (Conroe 2M)Core 2 Duo E4700Core 2 Duo E4600Core 2 Duo E4500Core 2 Duo E4400Core 2 Duo E4300Pentium Dual-Core E6800Pentium Dual-Core E6700Pentium Dual-Core E6600Pentium Dual-Core E6500Pentium Dual-Core E6300Pentium Dual-Core E5800Pentium Dual-Core E5700Pentium Dual-Core E5500Pentium Dual-Core E5400Pentium Dual-Core E5300Pentium Dual-Core E5200Pentium Dual-Core E2220Pentium Dual-Core E2210Pentium Dual-Core E2200Pentium Dual-Core E2180Pentium Dual-Core E2160Pentium Dual-Core E21 4065 XEPentium D 960Pentium D 955 XEPentium D 950Pentium D 945Pentium D 940Pentium D 935Pentium D 930Pentium D 925Pentium D 920Pentium D 915Pentium D 840 XEPentium D 840Pentium D 830Pentium D 820Pentium D 805Pentium 4 EE 3. 73Pentium 4 EE 3.46Pentium 4 EE 3.4Pentium 4 EE 3.2Pentium 4 672Pentium 4 671Pentium 4 670Pentium 4 662Pentium 4 661Pentium 4 660Pentium 4 651Pentium 4 650Pentium 4 641Pentium 4 640Pentium 4 631Pentium 4 630Pentium 4 620Pentium 4 571Pentium 4 570JPentium 4 561Pentium 4 560JPentium 4 560Pentium 4 551Pentium 4 550JPentium 4 550Pentium 4 541Pentium 4 540JPentium 4 540Pentium 4 531Pentium 4 530JPentium 4 530Pentium 4 521Pentium 4 520JPentium 4 520Pentium 4 519KPentium 4 519JPentium 4 517Pentium 4 516Pentium 4 515JPentium 4 515Pentium 4 511Pentium 4 506Pentium 4 505JPentium 4 505Pentium 4 3.8FPentium 4 3.6FPentium 4 3.4FPentium 4 3.2FPentium 4 3.4EPentium 4 EE 3.4Pentium 4 3.4Pentium 4 3.2EPentium 4 EE 3.2Pentium 4 3.2 Pentium 4 3.06Pentium 4 3.0EPentium 4 3.0Pentium 4 2.8EPentium 4 2.8APentium 4 2.8CPentium 4 2.8Pentium 4 2.8Pentium 4 2.67Pentium 4 2.66Pentium 4 2.6CPentium 4 2.6Pentium 4 2.53Pentium 4 2.5Pentium 4 2.4EPentium 4 2.4APentium 4 2.4CPentium 4 2.4BPentium 4 2.4Pentium 4 2.26APentium 4 2. 26Pentium 4 2.2Pentium 4 2.0APentium 4 2.0Pentium 4 1.9Pentium 4 1.8 APentium 4 1.8 Pentium 4 1.7Pentium 4 1.6 APentium 4 1.6Pentium 4 1.5Pentium 4 1.4Pentium 4 2.0Pentium 4 1.9Pentium 4 1.8Pentium 4 1.7Pentium 4 1.6Pentium 4 1.5Pentium 4 1.4Pentium 4 1.3Pentium III-S 1400Pentium III 1400Pentium III 1333Pentium III-S 1266Pentium III 1200Pentium III-S 1133Pentium III 1133APentium III 1000BPentium III 1133Pentium III 1100Pentium III 1000EBPentium III 1000Pentium III 933Pentium III 900Pentium III 866Pentium III 850Pentium III 800EBPentium III 800Pentium III 750Pentium III 733Pentium III 700Pentium III 667Pentium III 650Pentium III 600EBPentium III 600EPentium III 550EPentium III 533EBPentium III 500EPentium III 1000BPentium III 1000Pentium III 933Pentium III 866Pentium III 850Pentium III 800EBPentium III 800Pentium III 750Pentium III 733Pentium III 700Pentium III 667Pentium III 650Pentium III 600BPentium III 600Pentium III 600EBPentium III 600EPentium III 550Pentium III 550EPentium III 533BPentium III 533EBPentium III 500Pentium III 450Pentium II Overdrive 333Pentium II Overdrive 300Pentium II 450Pentium II 400Pentium II 350Pentium II 333Pentium II 300APentium II 300Pentium II 266APentium II 266Pentium II 233Pentium Overdrive MMX 200Pentium Overdrive MMX 180Pentium Overdrive MMX 166Pentium Overdrive MMX 150Pentium Overdrive 166Pentium Overdrive 150Pentium Overdrive 125Pentium Overdrive 133Pentium Overdrive 120Pentium Pro 200MHz (1024 KB)Pentium Pro 200MHz (512 KB)Pentium Pro 200MHz (256 KB)Pentium Pro 180MHzPentium Pro 166MHzPentium Pro 150MHzPentium 233 MMXPentium 200 MMXPentium 166 MMXPentium 200Pentium 166Pentium 150Pentium 133Pentium 120Pentium 100Pentium 90Pentium 75Pentium 66Pentium 60Celeron G1101Celeron E3500Celeron E3400Celeron E3300Celeron E3200Celeron E1600Celeron E1500Celeron E1400Celeron E1200Celeron 450Celeron 445Celeron 440Celeron 430Celeron 420Celeron 220Celeron D 365Celeron D 360Celeron D 356Celeron D 352Celeron D 355Celeron D 351Celeron D 350Celeron D 346Celeron D 345JCeleron D 345Celeron D 341Celeron D 340JCeleron D 340Celeron D 336Celeron D 335JCeleron D 335Celeron D 331Celeron D 330JCeleron D 330Celeron D 326Celeron D 325JCeleron D 325Celeron D 320Celeron D 315Celeron D 310Celeron 2. 8Celeron 2.7Celeron 2.6Celeron 2.5Celeron 2.4Celeron 2.3Celeron 2.2Celeron 2.1Celeron 2.0Celeron 1.8Celeron 1.7Celeron 1400Celeron 1300Celeron 1200Celeron 1100ACeleron 1000ACeleron 1100Celeron 1000Celeron 950Celeron 900Celeron 850Celeron 800Celeron 766Celeron 733Celeron 700Celeron 667Celeron 633Celeron 600Celeron 566Celeron 533ACeleron 533Celeron 500Celeron 466Celeron 433 (S370)Celeron 433 (Slot 1)Celeron 400 (S370)Celeron 400 (Slot 1)Celeron 366 (S370)Celeron 366 (Slot 1)Celeron 333 ( S370) Celeron 333 (Slot 1) Celeron 300A (S370) Celeron 300A (SLOT 1) Celeron 300CELERON 266

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AMDryzen 9 7950xryzen 9 7900xryzen 7 7700xryZen 5 75950XRyzen 9 5900XRyzen 7 5800X3DRyzen 7 5800XRyzen 7 5700XRyzen 7 5700GRyzen 5 5600XRyzen 5 5600Ryzen 5 5600GRyzen 5 5500Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GRyzen 7 PRO 4750GERyzen 5 PRO 4650GRyzen 5 PRO 4650GERyzen 3 PRO 4350GRyzen 3 PRO 4350GERyzen Threadripper 3960XRyzen 9 3950XRyzen 9 3900XTRyzen 9 3900XRyzen 7 3800XTRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 7 3700XRyzen 5 3600XTRyzen 5 3600XRyzen 5 3600Ryzen 5 3400GRyzen 3 3300XRyzen 3 3200GRyzen 3 3100Athlon 3000GRyzen 7 2700XRyzen 7 2700Ryzen 5 2600XRyzen 5 2600Ryzen 5 2500XRyzen 5 2400GRyzen 5 2400GERyzen 3 2300XRyzen 3 2200GRyzen 3 2200GEAthlon 240GEAthlon 220GEAthlon 200GERyzen 7 1800XRyzen 7 1700XRyzen 7 1700Ryzen 5 1600XRyzen 5 1600 AFRyzen 5 1600Ryzen 5 1500XRyzen 5 1400Ryzen 3 1300XRyzen 3 1200 AFRyzen 3 1200FX-8350FX-8320FX-8150FX-8120FX-8100FX-6350FX-6100FX-4170FX-4100A10-7870KAthlon 5350A10-7850KAthlon X4 860KAthlon X4 760KAthlon X4 750KAthlon X4 740Athlon X2 340A10-5800KA10-5700A8 -5600KA8-5500A6-5400KA4-5300A8-3850A8-3800Athlon II X4 631A6-3650A6-3600A6-3500 A4-3400A4-3300Phenom II X6 1100TPhenom II X6 1090T BEPhenom II X6 1075TPhenom II X6 1065TPhenom II X6 1055TPhenom II X6 1045TPhenom II X6 1035TAthlon II X4 650Athlon II X4 645Athlon II X4 640Athlon II X4 635Athlon II X4 630Athlon II X4 620eAthlon II X4 620Athlon II X4 615eAthlon II X4 615Athlon II X4 610eAthlon II X4 605eAthlon II X4 605Athlon II X4 600eAthlon II X3 460Athlon II X3 455Athlon II X3 450Athlon II X3 445Athlon II X3 440Athlon II X3 435Athlon II X3 425eAthlon II X3 425Athlon II X3 420Athlon II X3 420eAthlon II X3 415eAthlon II X3 410Athlon II X3 405eAthlon II X3 400Athlon II X2 265Athlon II X2 270uAthlon II X2 260Athlon II X2 255Athlon II X2 250eAthlon II X2 250Athlon II X2 245eAthlon II X2 245Athlon II X2 240eAthlon II X2 240Athlon II X2 235eAthlon II X2 220Athlon II X2 215Athlon II X2 210eAthlon II 160uSempron 180Sempron 150Sempron 145Sempron 140Sempron 130Athlon X2 7850Athlon X2 7750Athlon X2 7550Athlon X2 7450Athlon X2 6500 BEPhenom II X4 980 BEPhenom II X4 975 BEPhenom II X4 970 BE (Zosma)Phenom II X4 970 BEPhenom II X4 965 BEPhenom II X4 960T BEPhenom II X4 955 BEPhenom II X4 945Phenom II X4 940Phenom II X4 925Phenom II X4 920Phenom II X4 IIphenom 910 905ePhenom II X4 900ePhenom II X4 850Phenom II X4 840Phenom II X4 840TPhenom II X4 830Phenom II X4 820Phenom II X4 810Phenom II X4 805Phenom II X3 740 BEPhenom II X3 720Phenom II X3 715 BEPhenom II X3 710Phenom II X3 705ePhenom II X3 700ePhenom II X2 570 BEPhenom II X2 565 BEPhenom II X2 560 BEPhenom II X2 555 BEPhenom II X2 550 BEPhenom II X2 550Phenom II X2 545Phenom II X2 521Phenom II X2 511Phenom X4 9950 BEPhenom X4 9850 BEPhenom X4 9850Phenom X4 9750BPhenom X4 9750Phenom X4 9650Phenom X4 9600 Black EditionPhenom X4 9600BPhenom X4 9600Phenom X4 9550Phenom X4 9500Phenom X4 9450ePhenom X4 9350ePhenom X4 9150ePhenom X4 9100ePhenom X3 8850Phenom X3 8750 BEPhenom X3 8750BPhenom X3 8750Phenom X3 8650Phenom X3 8600BPhenom X3 8600Phenom X3 8550Phenom X3 8450ePhenom X3 8450Phenom X3 8400Phenom X3 8250eAthlon X2 BE-2400Athlon X2 BE-2350Athlon X2 BE-2300Athlon 64 FX-74Athlon 64 FX-72Athlon 64 FX-70Athlon 64 FX-62Athlon 64 FX-60Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black EditionAthlon 64 X2 6400+ Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Windsor) Athlon 64 X2 5800+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (Brisbane) X2 5400+ (Windsor)Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (Brisbane)Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (Windsor)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black EditionAthlon 64 X2 5000+ (Brisbane)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor 2MB)Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor 1MB)Athlon 64 X2 4850eAthlon 64 X2 4800+ (Bris bane)Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (Windsor 2MB)Athlon 64 X2 4600+Athlon 64 X2 4450eAthlon 64 X2 4400+ (Brisbane) Windsor 1MB)Athlon 64 X2 4050eAthlon 64 X2 4000+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (Windsor 2MB) Athlon 64 X2 3800+Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Brisbane) Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Toledo)Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Manchester)Athlon 64 X2 4400+Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Toledo)Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Manchester) 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Core

Number Number — 2, 32 NMs are produced at 32 NM technology CLCDAL. Thanks to Hyper-Threading technology, the number of threads is 4, which is twice the number of physical cores and increases the performance of multi-threaded applications and games.

Core i3 540 base frequency — 3.06 GHz. The maximum frequency in Intel Turbo Boost mode reaches 3.05 GHz. Please note that the Intel Core i3 540 cooler must cool processors with a TDP of at least 73 W at stock frequencies. When overclocked, the requirements increase.

With integrated Intel® HD Graphics, the computer can operate without a discrete graphics card because the monitor is connected to the video output on the motherboard.

Price in Russia

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Family

  • Core i3 530
  • Core i3 550

Benchmarks Intel Core i3 540

Game speed

Performance in games and similar applications, based on our tests.

The performance of 4 cores, if any, and performance per core has the greatest impact on the result, since most games do not fully use more than 4 cores.

The speed of caches and working with RAM is also important.

Speed ​​in office use

Performance in everyday work such as browsers and office applications.

The performance of 1 core has the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications use only one, ignoring the rest.

Similarly, many professional applications such as various CADs ignore multi-threaded performance.

Speed ​​in heavy applications

Performance in resource-intensive tasks loading a maximum of 8 cores.

The performance of all cores and their number have the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications willingly use all the cores and increase the speed accordingly.

At the same time, certain periods of work can be demanding on the performance of one or two cores, for example, applying filters in the editor.

Data obtained from tests by users who tested their systems with and without overclocking. Thus, you see the average values ​​corresponding to the processor.

Speed ​​of numerical operations

Simple household tasks

Minimum Average Maximum
51 Memory: 66 73

Memory

69.7

46 1 core: 68 75

1 core

33

74 2 cores: 118 143

2 cores

29. 2

Demanding games and tasks

Minimum Average Maximum
106 4 cores: 169 189

4 cores

21.3

123 8 cores: 171 189

8 cores

11.1

Extreme

Minimum Average Maximum
121 All cores: 172 190

All cores

3. 1

Different tasks require different CPU strengths. A system with few fast cores and low memory latency will be fine for the vast majority of games, but will be inferior to a system with a lot of slow cores in a rendering scenario.

We believe that a minimum of 4/4 (4 physical cores and 4 threads) processor is suitable for a budget gaming PC. At the same time, some games can load it at 100%, slow down and freeze, and performing any tasks in the background will lead to a drop in FPS.

Ideally, the budget shopper should aim for a minimum of 4/8 and 6/6. A gamer with a big budget can choose between 6/12, 8/8 and 8/16. Processors with 10 and 12 cores can perform well in games with high frequency and fast memory, but are overkill for such tasks. Also, buying for the future is a dubious undertaking, since in a few years many slow cores may not provide sufficient gaming performance.

When choosing a processor for your work, consider how many cores your programs use. For example, photo and video editors can use 1-2 cores when working with filtering, and rendering or converting in the same editors already uses all threads.

Data obtained from tests by users who tested their systems both with overclocking (maximum value in the table) and without (minimum). A typical result is shown in the middle, the more filled in the color bar, the better the average result among all tested systems.

Tests in games

FPS measured by us in popular games on Intel Core i3 540 and compliance with system requirements. Please note that the official requirements of developers in games do not always match the data of real tests. Also, the result is strongly influenced by the overclocking of the system and the graphic settings in the game. We test at high settings in FullHD resolution to get numbers close to real gameplay.

RAM

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SSD

  • 850 EVO 250gb
  • A40GB
  • A400 120GB

We collected a list of components, which users are most often selected, collecting the most often, collecting the CORE I3 55 54. Also with these components, the best results in tests and stable operation are achieved.

The most popular config: motherboard for Intel Core i3 540 — bin bin, video card — FirePro V4900, SSD — 850 Evo 250GB.

Characteristics

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Main

Manufacturer Intel
DescriptionInformation about the processor, taken from the official website of the manufacturer. Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz)
Architecture Code name for the microarchitecture generation. Clarkdale
Process The manufacturing process, measured in nanometers. The smaller the technical process, the more perfect the technology, the lower the heat dissipation and power consumption. 32 nm
Release dateMonth and year of the processor’s availability. 10-2016
Model Official name. i3-540
Cores The number of physical cores. 2
ThreadsNumber of threads. The number of logical processor cores that the operating system sees. 4
Multi-Threading Technology With Intel’s Hyper-threading and AMD’s SMT technology, one physical core is recognized as two logical cores in the operating system, thereby increasing processor performance in multi-threaded applications. Hyper-threading (note that some games may not work well with Hyper-threading, you can disable the technology in the BIOS of the motherboard for maximum FPS).
Base frequencyGuaranteed frequency of all processor cores at maximum load. Performance in single-threaded and multi-threaded applications and games depends on it. It is important to remember that speed and frequency are not directly related. For example, a new processor at a lower frequency may be faster than an old one at a higher one. 3.06 GHz
Turbo frequencyThe maximum frequency of one processor core in turbo mode. Manufacturers allow modern processors to independently increase the frequency of one or more cores under heavy load, due to which performance is noticeably increased. It may depend on the nature of the load, the number of loaded cores, temperature and the specified limits. Significantly affects the speed in games and applications that are demanding on the frequency of the CPU. 3.05 GHz
L3 cache size The third level cache acts as a buffer between the computer’s RAM and the processor’s level 2 cache. Used by all cores, the speed of information processing depends on the volume. 4 MB
Instructions 64-bit
Extended instruction set Allows you to speed up calculations, processing and execution of certain operations. Also, some games require instruction support. SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available Two enclosure versions. Standard and designed for mobile devices. In the second version, the processor can be soldered on the motherboard. Yes
Bus frequency The speed of communication with the system. 2.5 GT/s DMI
TDPThermal Design Power is an indicator that determines heat dissipation in standard operation. The cooler or water cooling system must be rated for a larger value. Remember that with a factory bus or manual overclocking, TDP increases significantly. 73W

Video core

Integrated graphics core Allows you to use your computer without a discrete graphics card. The monitor is connected to the video output on the motherboard. If earlier integrated graphics made it possible to simply work at a computer, today it can replace budget video accelerators and makes it possible to play most games at low settings. Intel® HD Graphics
GPU base clockFrequency in 2D and idle. 733MHz
Supported monitorsThe maximum number of monitors that can be connected to the integrated video core at the same time. 2

RAM

Maximum RAM Amount of RAM that can be installed on the motherboard with this processor. 16 GB
Supported type of RAM The type of RAM depends on its frequency and timings (speed), availability, price. DDR3 1066/1333
RAM channels The multi-channel memory architecture increases data transfer speed. On desktop platforms, two-channel, three-channel and four-channel modes are available. 2
RAM bandwidth 21 GB/s

PCI

PCI-E The PCI Express computer bus version. The bandwidth and power limit depend on the version. There is backward compatibility. 2
PCI configuration options 1×16, 2×8
Number of PCI lanes 16

Data protection

Design

Competitors

Please note that competitors are automatically selected based on performance in a particular task. Therefore, some may puzzle you. We are improving our selection algorithm, treat with understanding.

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Review of the Intel Core i3-540 processor: small spool, but fast — Testing

Intel core i3 540 tests in games

On January 28, the official presentation of Intel processors based on Clarkdale and Arrandale cores took place in Ukraine. The first full-fledged «boxed» representative of the new family, which was tested, was the Intel Core i5-650 — the results of the «autopsy» pleased and laid the foundation for a generally positive impression of processors based on the Clarkdale core. Let’s try to evaluate how true was the first impression of getting to know the new product.

Intel, having entered the market with new Clarkdale processors, has created a significant informational occasion: on the one hand, it is always interesting to write about a new product, on the other hand, it is very difficult, it is not always possible to adequately evaluate a new product, mainly because of fear overestimate the merits of new technology. In our review of the Intel Core i5-650, we examined the technological features of the new core, and also compared how processors based on the Clarkdale core behave in the company of representatives of the already well-known Lynnfield family. Now it’s the turn of another dual-core processor — Intel Core i3-540.

Appearance and equipment

The packaging tells us concisely and clearly about the main technical specifications of the novelty. Also on the front side of the package there is a note about the implementation of Intel HD Graphics technology in the processor, but we will talk about all the features below.

There is a sticker on the side, which, in addition to various bar codes, indicates the model of the processor inside and gives its brief characteristics.

«From the rear» we can see the cooling system supplied with the processor, or rather its marking.

It should be noted that the cooling system is no different from the one that is included in the package of another processor on the Clarkdale core we tested — Intel Core i5-650 — this is an E41997-002 air cooling system that does not have a copper heat spreader, very modest and moderately effective, but quiet enough. Therefore, in case of overclocking the processor, we recommend that you take care of changing the cooling system.

In addition to the Intel Core i3-540 processor and cooling system, the package contains a three-year warranty, user manual, and a sticker with the Intel Core i3 line logo.

The Intel Core i3-540 processor is installed in the LGA 1156 socket, so its substrate corresponds to the dimensions of 38×38 mm. The heat spreader cover has a brief model specification:

    3.06 GHz; cache memory 4 MB; power system requirement PCG 09B.

The main difference between the Intel Core i3 processor line and other processors based on the Nehalem architecture is the lack of support for Intel Turbo Boost technology. Consider a brief comparison table.

Power system requirement PCG 09B.

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Intel core i3 540 gaming tests

Number of cores — 2, manufactured according to the 32 nm process technology, Clarkdale architecture. Thanks to Hyper-Threading technology, the number of threads is 4, which is twice the number of physical cores and increases the performance of multi-threaded applications and games.

Core i3 540 base frequency — 3.06 GHz. The maximum frequency in Intel Turbo Boost mode reaches 3.05 GHz. Please note that the Intel Core i3 540 cooler must cool processors with a TDP of at least 73 W at stock frequencies. When overclocked, the requirements increase.

With integrated Intel® HD Graphics, the computer can operate without a discrete graphics card because the monitor is connected to the video output on the motherboard.

Price in Russia

Do you want to buy a Core i3 540 cheaply? Look at the list of stores that already sell the processor in your city.

Family

Benchmarks Intel Core i3 540

Speed ​​in games

Performance in games and similar applications, according to our tests.

The performance of 4 cores, if any, and performance per core has the greatest impact on the result, since most games do not fully use more than 4 cores.

The speed of caches and working with RAM is also important.

Speed ​​in office use

Performance in everyday work such as browsers and office applications.

The performance of 1 core has the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications use only one, ignoring the rest.

Similarly, many professional applications such as various CADs ignore multi-threaded performance.

Speed ​​in heavy applications

Performance in resource-intensive tasks loading a maximum of 8 cores.

The performance of all cores and their number have the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications willingly use all the cores and increase the speed accordingly.

At the same time, certain periods of work can be demanding on the performance of one or two cores, for example, applying filters in the editor.

Data obtained from tests by users who tested their systems with and without overclocking. Thus, you see the average values ​​corresponding to the processor.

Speed ​​of numerical operations

Simple household tasks

Demanding games and tasks

Extreme workload

Different tasks require different strengths of the CPU. A system with few fast cores and low memory latency will be fine for the vast majority of games, but will be inferior to a system with a lot of slow cores in a rendering scenario.

We believe that a minimum of 4/4 (4 physical cores and 4 threads) processor is suitable for a budget gaming PC. At the same time, some games can load it at 100%, slow down and freeze, and performing any tasks in the background will lead to a drop in FPS.

Ideally, the budget shopper should aim for a minimum of 4/8 and 6/6. A gamer with a big budget can choose between 6/12, 8/8 and 8/16. Processors with 10 and 12 cores can perform well in games with high frequency and fast memory, but are overkill for such tasks. Also, buying for the future is a dubious undertaking, since in a few years many slow cores may not provide sufficient gaming performance.

When choosing a processor to work with, consider how many cores your programs use. For example, photo and video editors can use 1-2 cores when working with filtering, and rendering or converting in the same editors already uses all threads.

Data obtained from tests by users who tested their systems both with overclocking (maximum value in the table) and without (minimum). A typical result is shown in the middle, the more filled in the color bar, the better the average result among all tested systems.

Tests in games

FPS measured by us in popular games on Intel Core i3 540 and compliance with system requirements. Please note that the official requirements of developers in games do not always match the data of real tests. Also, the result is strongly influenced by the overclocking of the system and the graphic settings in the game. We test at high settings in FullHD resolution to get numbers close to real gameplay.

On average for all gaming tests, the processor scored 44. 7 points out of 100, where 100 is the fastest gaming processor to date.

Price in Russia

Do you want to buy Core i3 540 cheaply? Look at the list of stores that already sell the processor in your city.

Speed ​​in games

Performance in games and similar applications, according to our tests.

The performance of 4 cores, if any, and performance per core has the greatest impact on the result, since most games do not fully use more than 4 cores.

The speed of caches and working with RAM is also important.

Speed ​​in office use

Performance in everyday work such as browsers and office applications.

The performance of 1 core has the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications use only one, ignoring the rest.

Similarly, many professional applications such as various CADs ignore multi-threaded performance.

Speed ​​in heavy applications

Performance in resource-intensive tasks loading a maximum of 8 cores.

The performance of all cores and their number have the greatest impact on the result, since most of these applications willingly use all the cores and increase the speed accordingly.

At the same time, certain periods of work can be demanding on the performance of one or two cores, for example, applying filters in the editor.

Data obtained from tests by users who tested their systems with and without overclocking. Thus, you see the average values ​​corresponding to the processor.

Performance in resource-intensive tasks that load a maximum of 8 cores.

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Intel core i3 540 tests in games

Intel started Intel Core i3-540 sales on January 7, 2010 at a suggested retail price of $45. This is a desktop processor based on the Clarkdale architecture, primarily designed for office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads and is manufactured using 32nm process technology, the maximum frequency is 066MHz, the multiplier is locked.

In terms of compatibility, this is an FCLGA1156 socket processor with a TDP of 73W. It supports DDR3 memory.

It delivers poor benchmark performance on par with

From the leader, which is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General information

Information about the type (desktop or laptop) and architecture of the Core i3-540, as well as the time when sales began and the cost at that time.

Performance rating 2001
Value for money 0.22
Type Desktop
Architecture code name Clarkdale
Release date January 7, 2010 (12 years ago)
Release price $45 Of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now 29$ (0. 6x) From 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

To obtain an index, we compare the characteristics of processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

Specifications

Core i3-540 quantitative parameters: number of cores and threads, clock speeds, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock status. They indirectly speak about the performance of the processor, but for an accurate assessment, you need to consider the results of the tests.

Core 2
threads 4
Base frequency 3.06 GHz From 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency 066 MHz From 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Level 1 cache 64 KB (per core) Of 1152 (EPYC Embedded 3351)
Level 2 cache 256 KB (per core) Of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Level 3 cache 4 MB (total) Of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Process 32 nm Out of 5 (Apple M1)
Crystal size 81 mm 2
Maximum core temperature 73 °C Out of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors 382 million Out of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support +
Compatible with Windows 11
Free multiplier
Permissible core voltage 0. 65V-1.4V

Compatibility

Specifies the compatibility of Core i3-540 with other computer components. Useful, for example, when choosing the configuration of a future computer or to upgrade an existing one. Please note that the power consumption of some processors can significantly exceed their nominal TDP even without overclocking. Some may even double their claims if the motherboard allows you to adjust the power settings of the processor.

Max. number of processors in configuration 1 Of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket FCLGA1156
Power consumption (TDP) 73W Of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and Additional Instructions

Technology solutions and additional instruction sets supported by the Core i3-540 are listed here. This information is needed if the processor is required to support specific technologies.

Extended instructions Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
VPro
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST) +
Turbo Boost Technology
Hyper-Threading Technology +
Idle States +
Thermal Monitoring
Demand Based Switching
PAE 36 bit
FDI +

Security technologies

Technologies built into the Core i3-540 to improve system security, such as hack protection.

TXT
EDB +

Virtualization technologies

The technologies supported by the Core i3-540 that accelerate the performance of virtual machines are listed.

VT-x +
EPT +

RAM support

Types, maximum size, and number of channels of RAM supported by the Core i3-540. Higher memory frequency may be supported depending on the motherboard.

RAM types DDR3 From 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Permissible memory size 16.38 GB Of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Number of memory channels 2 Of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Memory bandwidth 21 Gb/s From 38658600 (Ryzen 9 3900X)

Integrated video — specifications

General parameters of the integrated video card in the Core i3-540.

Video core Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video HD +

Integrated Video — Interfaces

Interfaces and connections supported by the Core i3-540 integrated video card.

Maximum number of monitors 2

Peripherals

Core i3-540 supported peripherals and how to connect them.

PCI Express revision 2.0 Of 3 (Core i7-7700K)
Number of PCI-Express lanes 16 Of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmarks

These are the results of Core i3-540 performance tests in non-gaming benchmarks. The total score is set from 0 to 100, where 100 corresponds to the fastest processor at the moment.

Overall test performance

This is our overall performance rating. We regularly improve our algorithms, but if you find any inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in the comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

    Passmark GeekBench 5 Single-Core GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 66%

Passmark CPU Mark is a widely used benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point calculations, extended instruction checks , compression, encryption and game physics calculations.