Intel Pentium N3540: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium N3540

Summary

Intel started Pentium N3540 sales 22 May 2014 at a recommended price of $251. This is Bay Trail-M architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.66 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1170 processor with a TDP of 7.5 Watt. It supports DDR3L-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.09 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Pentium N3540 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.30
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Achitecture codename
Bay Trail-M
 
Release date
22 May 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$251
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$251
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Pentium N3540's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium N3540's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.66 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
224 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
2 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium N3540 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
FCBGA1170
 
Power consumption (TDP)
7.5 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium N3540. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Smart Connect
+
 

Security technologies

Pentium N3540 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Anti-Theft
-
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium N3540 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium N3540.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333
 
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.32 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium N3540.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
896 MHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium N3540's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium N3540's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium N3540's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
4
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)
USB revision
3.0 and 2.0
 
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
Number of USB ports
5
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium N3540. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.09

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

1364

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

4752

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.5

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

42

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

157

WinRAR 4.0

1210

x264 encoding pass 1

54

x264 encoding pass 2

11

TrueCrypt AES

0.3

Geekbench 2

3490

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

988

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

3254

Passmark

1933

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium N3540 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium N3540 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium N3540 from AMD is A4-9120, which is faster by 1% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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