Intel Core i5-2540M vs Intel Core i7-3537U

Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket G2 (988B) Intel BGA 1023
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 32 nm 22 nm
Transistors 624 million unknown
Die size 149 mm² 118 mm²
Package rPGA FC-BGA12F


Frequency 2.6 GHz 2000 MHz
Turbo clock up to 3.2 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 26.0x 20.0x
Multiplier unlocked No No
TDP 35 W 17 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Mobile Mobile
Production status End-of-life unknown
Release date Feb 1st, 2011 Jan 8th, 2013
Codename Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge
Generation Core i5 Core i7
Part SR044SR049 SR0XG
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No


Total Cores 2 2
Total Threads 4 4
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Intel HD 3000 Intel HD 4000


Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 3MB (shared) 4MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
EIST Yes Yes
HTT Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.1 Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
Smart Cache Yes
TXT Yes Yes
Turbo Boost Yes
VT-d Yes Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


Notes Intel HD 4000 frequency: 350-1200MHz


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