Intel Core i7-3540M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-3540M was released in Q1/2013 and has 2 cores. The processor can process 4 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket BGA 1023. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-3540M achieved a result of 751 points (single-core) or 1,647 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-3540M

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i7-3540M belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i7-3540M.

Name: Intel Core i7-3540M
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000M
Architecture: Ivy Bridge H
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-3540M has 2 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-3540M is 3.00 GHz (3.70 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-3540M has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i7-3540M has the Intel HD Graphics 4000 installed, which has 16 streaming multiprocessors (128 shaders).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Release date: Q1/2011

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-3540M supports a maximum of 32 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1600
21.3 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-3540M has a TDP of 35 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-3540M is made in 22 nm and has 4.00 MB cache.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1023
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2013
Release price: 346 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-3540M have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
753
Intel Core i7-4785T Intel Core i7-4785T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
752
Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
752
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
751
Intel Core i7-4722HQ Intel Core i7-4722HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
751
Intel Core i5-3380M Intel Core i5-3380M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
750
Intel Core i7-4700EQ Intel Core i7-4700EQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
750



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1652
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1652
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1649
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1647
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1643
Intel Core i7-7Y75 Intel Core i7-7Y75
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1640
MediaTek Helio G95 MediaTek Helio G95
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
1639



Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
702
Intel Core i7-2700K Intel Core i7-2700K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
701
Intel Core i3-4330TE Intel Core i3-4330TE
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
700
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
697
AMD Athlon X4 845 AMD Athlon X4 845
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
695
Intel Core M-5Y10c Intel Core M-5Y10c
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
695
Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 Intel Xeon Bronze 3204
6C 6T @ 1.90 GHz
694



Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.

Intel Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1515
UNISOC T618 UNISOC T618
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1513
Intel Core i3-5020U Intel Core i3-5020U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
1507
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1502
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1502
Intel Core i5-4210U Intel Core i5-4210U
2C 4T @ 2.35 GHz
1497
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
1494



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Pentium Gold G7400 Intel Pentium Gold G7400
Intel UHD Graphics 710 @ 1.35 GHz
345
Intel Pentium Gold G7400E Intel Pentium Gold G7400E
Intel UHD Graphics 710 @ 1.35 GHz
345
Intel Celeron N5100 Intel Celeron N5100
Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Jasper Lake) @ 0.85 GHz
340
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.30 GHz
333
UNISOC T760 UNISOC T760
ARM Mali-G57 MP4 @ 0.65 GHz
333
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.30 GHz
333
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.30 GHz
333



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Atom x6425RE Intel Atom x6425RE
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
2935
Intel Atom x6427FE Intel Atom x6427FE
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
2935
Intel Core i5-3380M Intel Core i5-3380M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2932
Intel Core i7-3540M Intel Core i7-3540M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2929
Intel Pentium G4560T Intel Pentium G4560T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2918
Intel Core m3-8100Y Intel Core m3-8100Y
2C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
2916
Intel Core i3-4150T Intel Core i3-4150T
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2916



Benchmarks





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