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Essentials

Product Collection
Vertical Segment
Processor Number
Status
Launch Date
Lithography
Recommended Customer Price
Use Conditions
Product Collection
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorLegacy Intel® Core™ Processors Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorLegacy Intel® Core™ Processors
Vertical Segment
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorDesktop Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorDesktop
Processor Number
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processori3-540 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processori7-860S
Status
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorDiscontinued Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorDiscontinued
Launch Date
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorQ1'10 Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorQ1'10
Lithography
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor32 nm Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor45 nm
Recommended Customer Price
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor$117.00 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor$362.00
Use Conditions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorPC/Client/Tablet

Performance

# of Cores
# of Threads
Processor Base Frequency
Cache
Bus Speed
TDP
VID Voltage Range
Max Turbo Frequency
# of Cores
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor2 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor4
# of Threads
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor4 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor8
Processor Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor3.06 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor2.53 GHz
Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor4 MB SmartCache Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor8 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor2.5 GT/s DMI Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor2.5 GT/s DMI
TDP
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor73 W Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor82 W
VID Voltage Range
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor0.6500V-1.4000V Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor0.6500V-1.4000V
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor3.46 GHz

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Available
Datasheet
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorNo
Datasheet
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorView now Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorView now

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Memory Types
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Physical Address Extensions
ECC Memory Supported
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor16.38 GB Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor16 GB
Memory Types
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorDDR3 1066/1333 Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorDDR3 1066/1333
Max # of Memory Channels
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor2 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor2
Max Memory Bandwidth
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor21 GB/s Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor36-bit Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor36-bit
ECC Memory Supported
Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorNo

Processor Graphics

Processor Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
# of Displays Supported
Processor Graphics
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorIntel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Graphics Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor733 MHz
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes
# of Displays Supported
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor2

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Configurations
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
PCI Express Revision
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor2.0 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor2.0
PCI Express Configurations
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor1x16, 2x8 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor16 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor16

Package Specifications

Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
TCASE
Package Size
Processing Die Size
# of Processing Die Transistors
Sockets Supported
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorFCLGA1156 Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorLGA1156
Max CPU Configuration
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor1 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor1
TCASE
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor72.6°C
Package Size
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor37.5mm x 37.5mm Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor37.5mm x 37.5mm
Processing Die Size
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor81 mm2 Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor382 million Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor774 million

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® 64
Instruction Set
Instruction Set Extensions
Idle States
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor1.0
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Intel® 64
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Instruction Set
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor64-bit Intel® Core™ i7-860S Processor64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorIntel® SSE4.2 Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorIntel® SSE4.2
Idle States
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorNo
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorNo
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes

Security & Reliability

Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorNo
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorNo Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Core™ i3-540 ProcessorYes Intel® Core™ i7-860S ProcessorYes

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