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AMD Athlon II M340 vs Intel Celeron G540

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AMD Athlon II M340 advantages



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  • The M340 processor has 3DNow! instructions enabled. This technology can boost performance of certain old games. The 3DNow! set is obsolete now, and not utilized by modern programs.
  • Power consumption of the Athlon II M340 CPU is better.

Intel Celeron G540 advantages



Intel Celeron G540
  • Operating frequency of the Intel Celeron G540 microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the Athlon II M340.
  • The Intel G540 processor incorporates SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The CPU comes with integrated HD (Sandy Bridge) GPU. This Graphics Processing Unit is not a replacement for high-end graphics cards, however it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.

M340 vs G540 specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important Intel Celeron G540 and M340 characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.2GHz
 
2.5GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
3000
2400
1800
1200
600
0
 
 
1024KB
 
2560KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
35W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD Athlon II M340       - Intel Celeron G540

Detailed side by side comparison of Athlon II M340 vs Celeron G540 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II M340 Celeron G540
General recommendations:
Somewhat lower power
  General recommendations:
Higher base frequency,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions,
Integrates HD (Sandy Bridge) GPU

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions,
Does not have on-chip graphics,
No products planned for the socket
 

Drawbacks:

Needs significantly more power

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Athlon II M340 Celeron G540
 

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II M340 and Intel Celeron G540 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II M340Intel Celeron G540
Market segmentMobileDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyAthlon II Dual-Core MobileCeleron Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberM340G540
CPU part numberAMM340DBO22GQCM8062301046804
CM806230104685
Box part number BX80623G540
BXC80623G540
Introduction dateSeptember 10, 2009September 4, 2011
 
CPU features
Core nameCaspianSandy Bridge
Platform nameTigris 
MicroarchitectureK10Sandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0450.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket S1 (S1g3)Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)22002500
Bus speed (MHz)1600 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier1125
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 2048
Max temperature (°C) 69.1
TDP (Watt)3565
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD (Sandy Bridge)
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR2-800DDR3-1066
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