AMD Athlon II M340 advantages
- 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 set is obsolete now, and not utilized by modern programs.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
- 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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
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|
Somewhat lower power
Higher base frequency,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions,
Integrates HD (Sandy Bridge) GPU
Base frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions,
Does not have on-chip graphics,
No products planned for the socket
Needs significantly more power
Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD Athlon II M340 and Intel Celeron G540, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit AMD Athlon II M340 and Intel Celeron G540 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD Athlon II M340||Intel Celeron G540|
|Family||Athlon II Dual-Core Mobile||Celeron Dual-Core|
|CPU part number||AMM340DBO22GQ||CM8062301046804|
|Box part number|| ||BX80623G540|
|Introduction date||September 10, 2009||September 4, 2011|
|Core name||Caspian||Sandy Bridge|
|Platform name||Tigris|| |
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket S1 (S1g3)||Socket 1155|
|Bus speed (MHz)||1600 (HT/QPI)|| |
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||1024||512|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||2048|
|Max temperature (°C)|| ||69.1|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||-||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||None||HD (Sandy Bridge)|
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