ProductCore i7-3540MCeleron N3160
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $295
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# CPU Cores 24
Frequency (GHz) 3 GHz1.6 GHz
Cache (MB) 4
TDP (Watts) 35 W6 W
Product Segment MobileMobile
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2013-01-012016-01-01
TechnicalsCore i7-3540MCeleron N3160
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm25x25 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 24
Threads/Core 44
Frequency (GHz) 3 GHz1.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.7 GHzna GHz
Cache (MB) 4
Cache L2 (MB) 2
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions AVX
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W6 W
Max RAM 32 GB8 GB
RAM Types DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR3L-1600
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 10590
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 32
PCI-E Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x41x4/2x2/1x2 + 2x1/4x1
PCI-E Max Lanes # 164
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1023, FCPGA988
Intel Turbo Boost Version 2
Intel V-Pro YesNo
Intel Hyper-Thread YesNo
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) YesNo
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory Yes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP No
Intel SMB Advantage No
Smart Response Technology No
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Intel OS Guard No
Trusted Execution YesNo
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i7-3540M vs. Intel Celeron N3160 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better