Intel Celeron G540: specs and benchmarks

Intel Celeron G540

Summary

Intel started Intel Celeron G540 sales on September 2011 at a recommended price of $158. This is Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.50 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.64 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Celeron G540 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.61
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
on September 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$158
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$117
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Celeron G540's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron G540's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
131 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
504 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Celeron G540 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
 
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron G540. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Celeron G540 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron G540 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron G540.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Celeron G540.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron G540's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Celeron G540's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron G540. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.64

Passmark

2197

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Celeron G540 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Celeron G540 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Celeron G540 from AMD is Phenom X4 9500, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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