Intel Core i3-540: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Intel Core i3-540 sales on January 2010 at a recommended price of $45. This is Clarkdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.06 GHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1156 processor with a TDP of 73 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.60 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.