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Product Collection
Vertical Segment
Processor Number
Status
Launch Date
Lithography
Use Conditions
Product Collection
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Legacy Intel® Core™ Processors
Vertical Segment
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Desktop
Processor Number
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) i3-540
Status
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Discontinued
Launch Date
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Q1'10
Lithography
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 32 nm
Use Conditions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) PC/Client/Tablet

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Total Threads
Processor Base Frequency
Cache
Bus Speed
TDP
Total Cores
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 2
Total Threads
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 4
Processor Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 3.06 GHz
Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Speed
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 2.5 GT/s
TDP
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 73 W

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Available
Datasheet
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Datasheet
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) View now

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Memory Types
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Physical Address Extensions
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 16.38 GB
Memory Types
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) DDR3 1066/1333
Max # of Memory Channels
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 36-bit

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 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Graphics Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 733 MHz
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
# of Displays Supported
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 2

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Configurations
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
PCI Express Revision
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 16

Package Specifications

Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
TCASE
Package Size
Processing Die Size
# of Processing Die Transistors
Sockets Supported
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) FCLGA1156
Max CPU Configuration
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 1
TCASE
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 72.6°C
Package Size
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Processing Die Size
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 382 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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No
Intel vPro® Platform Eligibility
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Intel® 64
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Instruction Set
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Intel® SSE4.2
Idle States
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No

Security & Reliability

Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) No
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Yes

AC

Active: This specific part is active.

EN

End of Life: Product End of Life notification has been published.

NI

Not Implemented: No Orders, Inquiries, Quotes, Deliveries Returns, or Shipments.

NO

No Orders after Last Order Entry Date: Used for end of life products. Allows for delivery and returns.

OB

Obsolete: Inventory available. No future supplies will be available.

PA

Pre Active: Orders may be taken, but not scheduled, nor shipped.

QR

Quality/Reliability Hold.

RP

Retired Price:  All functions are blocked similar to RT status (orders, returns, shipments, etc).  However, RP status allows price reference structure maintenance and price record maintenance which will be reflected in Data Warehouse and Legacy systems.

RS

Reschedule

RT

Retired: This specific part is no longer being manufactured or purchased and no inventory is available.

E2

Obsolete and past last time buy.

BR

Bookings Release (BR) – Product can be booked but not shipped.