The Intel Core i3-540 processor includes built-in HD graphics.
The Intel Core i3-540 contains two processors, or execution cores, on one integrated circuit. Combined with four threads, the Core i3-540 can simultaneously work on multiple tasks. This design produces faster and more efficient results, so your computer won't slow down--no matter how many applications you have open.
Hyper-Threading for Better Efficiency
The Intel Core i3-540 Processor features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to deliver more efficient use of resources and better performance on multithreaded software. You'll be able to run demanding desktop applications, such as music and movie creation applications, while running background applications, such as virus protection software, and still maintain system responsiveness.
Large Smart Cache for Better Media Performance
Intel Smart Cache provides performance-maximized storage for frequently accessed data. The Intel Core i3-540 has a generous 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache kept close to the processor, so there's always data feeding in. The result is better overall functionality for everyday applications and markedly improved performance for rich media titles and games.
Intel HD Graphics Built-in
With the Core i3-540, Intel HD Graphics is built right into the CPU, so you won't have to spend money on an external graphics card in order to get stunning results. Intel HD Graphics provides sharp images, rich color, and lifelike audio and video. Intel HD Graphics support multiple monitors, premium video such as Blu-ray Disc playback and mainstream gaming as well as a full Windows 7 experience.The Core i3-540 has a graphics core that runs at 733 MHz to maximize viewing power.
The Intel Core i3-540 is made on a 32nm manufacturing process for better energy efficiency. It uses the LGA1156 socket and is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
|Intel Core i3 Processor Comparison|
|Intel Core i3-560 Processor||Intel Core i3-550 Processor||Intel Core i3-540 Processor||Intel Core i3-530 Processor|
|Number of Processing Cores||2||2||2||2|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||4 (With Intel HT Technology)||4 (With Intel HT Technology)||4 (With Intel HT Technology)||4 (With Intel HT Technology)|
|Clock Speed||3.33 GHz||3.20 GHz||3.06 GHz||2.93 GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|Embedded Options Available||No||No||Yes||No|
|Max Memory Size||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Integrated Intel HD Graphics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Graphics Base Frequency||733 MHz||733 MHz||733 MHz||733 MHz|
|Dual Display Capable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|