- Brand Name: Intel
- Model Number: BX80623G540
- Processor Count: 2
- Computer CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: Intel
Intel G540 CPU 2.50 GHZ 2M CACHE 2.5 2 LGA 1155 Processor (BX80623G540)
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- 2.50 GHZ
- 2M Cache
- 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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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).
I installed this CPU into a PC that my grandmother will be using. It will not be asked to do anything beyond web surfing, word processing or photo viewing. I am accustomed to the i5-3570K overclocked to 4.00 GHz, so I didn't have much for expectations when it came to installation speeds under the G540. I have to say that I was impressed with how fast installing the OS and other applications was. Granted, I wasn't asking it to render HD graphics on ultra high at 200 FPS, but the G540 proved itself and continues to do so.
If you can afford a faster CPU, great. Otherwise, the casual PC user will not be disappointed with this purchase.
The difference was in the progress the manufacturers have continued to make over time. While the Celeron G540 was only a dual core, it was released in 2011 and was a much newer processor than the triple and quad core AMD units in the same or somewhat higher price range. On the current (2nd half 2012) Passmark score charts, this unit is in the top half of the High Midrange CPUs. An amazing deal considering the processor is less than $50.
I ended up getting this CPU and I am very pleased. The installation was super easy, and I now have a peppy little home theater PC.
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I was looking for a cheap but reliable processor. This one served the purposePublished 7 months ago by Andrei L
I used this to make a cheap OS X computer. Mac OS X running on PCI hardware. Works great. And not too much money spent.Published 16 months ago by Airplay user
I wanted a good 2 core processor to do basic vdeo editing but at a low cost. I decided to try the G540 and I am typing this response using this processor. Read morePublished on April 11, 2014 by Roger Amoroso
Runs Windows 7 Ultimate with 4GB ram without issues. Plays HD movies just fine. Great for a cheap build (i.e HTPC, kids computer, browsing, ...etc )Published on April 8, 2014 by Tony Nguyen
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