AMD Athlon II X2 280 vs Intel Celeron G540T
Comparing Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
64 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Fast Memory Access
Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
Graphics max frequency
Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II X2 280 and Celeron G540T.
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 4.44 +0.7%
Celeron G540T 4.41
Athlon II X2 280 2128 +0.7%
Celeron G540T 2114
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?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X2 280 and Intel Celeron G540T. The differences in performance seem too small.
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