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Intel G540 CPU 2.50 GHZ 2M CACHE 2.5 2 LGA 1155 Processor (BX80623G540)

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  • Process Type: Intel Celeron Dual-Core Desktop Processor G540
  • Frequency: 2.5 GHz
  • Cache: 2 MB
  • Socket: Socket 1155
  • Max Memory Bandwidth: 21 GB/s
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  • Brand Name: Intel
  • Model Number: BX80623G540
  • Processor Count: 2
  • Computer CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
  • Computer CPU Manufacturer: Intel
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Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor G540 (2M Cache, 2.50 GHz)- Socket 1155 (Socket H2) - Sandy Bridge

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 3.8 x 1.5 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005LTU6VI
  • Item model number: BX80623G540
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at September 8, 2011

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By poggy on October 28, 2012
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You will not find a CPU anywhere that performs as good as this one does for the price. I know Intel is King for now. Amd used to at least have a better price per performance, but really; what happened to Amd? Intel is now faster and cheaper even on lower end CPUs. These little processors have to be crippling to Amd. I'm not bashing Amd, I used to use them, but who is not going to want the most for their money nowadays or any day for that matter? The integrated video is fine for desktop environment; 4.9/4.5 WEI. The CPU is 6.4. While the graphics aren't for gaming, this little cpu should do just fine with gaming with the right video card. I read reviews on this someplace else saying this isn't a gaming cpu. Really? It is like a high end core2duo and didn't people use to brag on them being great gaming processors? I do agree that a core i3,i5 and i7 are better for gaming and everything else, but on a budget this processor is extremely acceptable. While it doesn't encode video as fast as my core i5 2500k it is also acceptable compared to old fashioned processors. If money is an object, then buy this little gem of a cpu, plus it depends on what you use your computer for in the first place. If you need a powerful processor then don't buy this and complain. You don't need a high powered riffle to rabbit hunt. Don't try to use a BB gun to kill a elk. If this processor meets your needs, you won't beat the price. Oh, almost forgot, I put my core i5 stock heat sink and fan with the crappie pre-applied past and this thing still runs cool. Haven't seen it go above 51 degrees C. at 100% load, room temperature was 72F. While the fan isn't whisper quite it's not bad for a stock fan.Read more ›
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Odintsov on November 17, 2012
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Just wanted to mention what's included in the box. There is CPU itself and CPU fan with pre-applied thermal paste, manual and a sticker "Inter Celeron inside". So you do not have to worry about those. I was not sure about this and could not find any certain information on that. Well it seems any such blue box of such size contains the fan, as it is what it takes most of the room in this box :) The fan is very basic and not exactly very silent but will do the job, at least for the start.

Other than that as expected / per specs.

UPD 2012-12-19 / after actually buying this Celeron CPU I started to wonder if I could get a better value for the money. Well, it seems it's the best productivity per dollar. It does not mean it's superpowerful, but it will run all user activities without any lagging. Actually my windows 8 with 6Gb SSD as system drive boots in 2 seconds (i.e. I can login 2 seconds after the boot start).

It may not be enough for some very heavy calculations - it performs somewhat 2 times slower than generally i5 and i7 that are almost 4x more expensive. It may be significant for some video editing / encoding, heavy photography recoding (Adobe Lightroom, heavy filters in Adobe Photoshop, similar), 3D renderers. Though nowdays scientific calculations and simulations as well as 3D games and renderers actually tend to use GPU-s for such tasks; and some video games actually require a graphics card anyways.

It has little to no impact on browsing (still network time lags, local cache and etc would be bottlenecks), flash apps, office apps, development tools and mostly any application that is not mentioned in the previous paragraph.

So in 99% of cases this will be good fit. There are close CPUs such as G550 ang G630 but they only provide a fraction of improvement (~ +3%..+7%, but cost 20%-40% more).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cojoe Pavlik on January 24, 2013
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I used this in a new PC built from parts. Here is my configuration:
CPU - Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz (really, it's much like a Core 2 Duo)
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 1 x 4GB DDR3
PSU - Antec BP550 Plus 550W
Case - Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX

I've only owned this for about 2 weeks, but so far I've been very happy with it. My last computer - a 2009 MacBook Pro 13" - had a Core 2 Duo at the same GHz, and this seems to provide comparable performance in Windows 7, if not slightly better. (The only complaint I had about that computer was the lack of dedicated graphics, which has obviously been resolved with my new PC).

I haven't used the integrated graphics, so I can't comment on that.

My machine was built for general-purpose use, gaming, and light audio work with programs like Audacity and FL Studio. Nothing I've done seems to choke this CPU. I have no trouble running a fair number of programs at once - Chrome, Steam, Audacity, games, background processes.

Users who do a lot of video encoding/transcoding/compression may prefer a CPU with hyper-threading, which this one does not have. Some people may prefer more cores for certain games (like BF3), as this only has two, but my experience in games has been fantastic so far in tandem with the above-listed GPU.

If you want to build a competent but inexpensive PC and are somewhat a power user and/or gamer, I think this is a very good choice. People often overestimate what they need to buy for a competent PC and think they need an i5 or i7, but this will suit most people who only want to buy what they truly need.
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