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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 per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 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: 13.95

Overall Rank: 3083

Last Price Change: $110.00 USD (2023-05-30)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1534

Single Thread Rating: 1271
Samples: 1507*
*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 Math8,098 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,497 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting4,578 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption280.9 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression33,703 KBytes/Sec
Physics186 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions906 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,271 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of February 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$110.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$230.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 26th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,429
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,356
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,668
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,589
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,354
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,384
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,534
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 26th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.70
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.27
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.76
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.48
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
13.95
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 26th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,643
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,176
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,271
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2025975 - Feb 16 2024
1575
BL2025837 - Feb 16 2024
1130
BL2025147 - Feb 15 2024
1521
BL2018180 - Feb 07 2024 [Excluded]
1184
BL2012401 - Feb 01 2024
1665
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
As of 26th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,534
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,609 (+4.9%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,884 (+22.8%)
AMD Phenom II X4 910 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,776 (+15.8%)
AMD Phenom 9450e Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-540
1,455 (-5.1%)
AMD Athlon II X3 405e vs Intel Core i3-540
1,331 (-13.2%)
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-540
1,722 (+12.2%)
AMD Athlon 5150 APU vs Intel Core i3-540
1,388 (-9.6%)
Intel Core i3-2105 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,896 (+23.6%)
AMD Athlon II X3 435 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,644 (+7.1%)
AMD Athlon II X3 425 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,561 (+1.7%)
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
2,530 (+64.9%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
2,078 (+35.4%)

Is the Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 26th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,261
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,074
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,409
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,178
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,080
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,029
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,863
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,799
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i9-14900T
7,584
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,539
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
695