AMD Athlon II X2 280 vs Intel Celeron G540T

AMD Athlon II X2 280
Intel Celeron G540T

General info

Comparing Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.35
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Regor
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
on February 2013
 
on September 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$100
 
n/d
Price now
$100
 
n/d

Technical specs

Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
117 mm2
 
131 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
65 °C
Transistor count
410 million
 
504 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3
 
FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
Supported memory types
DDR2, DDR3
 
DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
17 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Athlon II X2 280 4.49 +0.7%
Celeron G540T 4.46

Passmark

Athlon II X2 280 2129 +0.7%
Celeron G540T 2114

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X2 280

0.7% faster in synthetic tests
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of Intel Celeron G540T

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 65 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Athlon II X2 280 or Celeron G540T?

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