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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: 15.52

Overall Rank: 3164

Last Price Change: $98.95 USD (2024-05-24)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1535

Single Thread Rating: 1271
Samples: 1518*
*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 Math8,071 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,500 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting4,567 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption281.7 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression33,705 KBytes/Sec
Physics186 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions910 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,271 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of May 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$98.95 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 27th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,312
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,385
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,183
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,630
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,028
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,907
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,312
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,489
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,181
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,535
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
206.58
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
154.86
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
139.35
Intel Core i9-13900K
124.87
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
52.32
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
15.52
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 27th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,035
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,926
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,701
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
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
BL2090610 - Apr 30 2024
1477
BL2085502 - Apr 24 2024
1698
BL2054789 - Mar 18 2024
1709
BL2044203 - Mar 07 2024
1733
BL2043739 - Mar 06 2024
1710
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 27th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,535
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,888 (+23.0%)
AMD Phenom II X4 910 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,776 (+15.7%)
AMD Phenom 9450e Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-540
1,455 (-5.2%)
AMD Athlon II X3 405e vs Intel Core i3-540
1,331 (-13.3%)
AMD Phenom II X3 B73 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,538 (+0.1%)
AMD Athlon II X3 415e vs Intel Core i3-540
1,441 (-6.2%)
AMD Athlon 5150 APU vs Intel Core i3-540
1,388 (-9.6%)
Intel Pentium E6500 @ 2.93GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,163 (-24.2%)
Intel Core i3-2105 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,824 (+18.8%)
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i3-540
1,662 (+8.2%)
AMD Athlon II X3 425 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,561 (+1.7%)
AMD Athlon II X2 265 vs Intel Core i3-540
1,265 (-17.6%)

Is the Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,599
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,271
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,065
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,401
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,882
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,539
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,527
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
694