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Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

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  • 2 cores 4 threads with Intel Hyper-Threading
  • Socket LGA1156
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I3-540 Processor 3.06GHZ 4MB L3CHIPSHARED CACHE,LGA1156


The Intel Core i3-540 Processor brings solid performance, Intel HD Graphics, and innovative Intel technologies to your desktop computer. With two cores running at 3.06 GHz, the Core i3-540 won't have any problems handling your everyday applications. And thanks to the processor's built-in graphics, you won't have to spend extra money on an external video card in order to get a stunning HD visual experience.

Intel Core i3-540
  • Two 3.06 GHz cores for better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics.
  • 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache.
  • Made on a 32nm process for better energy efficiency.

The Intel Core i3-540 processor includes built-in HD graphics.
Multiple Cores for Speedy, Multi-Threaded Performance
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
Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333 DDR3-1066/1333 DDR3-1066/1333 DDR3-1066/1333
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

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