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Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1156

Clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 73 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 4 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 8.40

Overall Rank: 2563

Last Price Change: $179.95 USD (2022-08-27)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1511

Single Thread Rating: 1255
Samples: 1449*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 2,626
Thread: 1,241

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

Integer Math8,076 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,481 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers9 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption275.0 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression32.5 MBytes/Sec
Physics186 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions870 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,255 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 30th of November 2022.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 24th of November 2022
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of November 2022.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$179.95 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$230.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
As of 30th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,511
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,595 (+5.6%)
AMD Athlon II X3 435 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,682 (+11.3%)
AMD Phenom II X3 705e vs Intel Core i3-540
1,222 (-19.1%)
AMD Phenom II X3 710 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,551 (+2.6%)
Intel Core i5-650 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
2,222 (+47.0%)
AMD Athlon 5350 APU vs Intel Core i3-540
1,751 (+15.9%)
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,709 (+13.1%)
AMD Phenom II X2 565 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,405 (-7.0%)
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,173 (-22.4%)
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
2,499 (+65.4%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i3-540
2,455 (+62.5%)
AMD Phenom II X4 810 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,938 (+28.2%)


Is the Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,693
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,667
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,083
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,762
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,685
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,553
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,507
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,484
Intel Core i7-13700KF
6,238
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6,214
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
6,005
Intel Core i9-12900K
5,825
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
690