The i5-540M is not a processor that’s available off the shelf since it’s a MOBILE processor, let’s see how this processor found on the Dell Dell Inspiron 15 fares.
The Core i5-540
Here’s the CPU-Z capture of the processor specification.
For this article, I’ll be comparing the i5-540M to the i3-530. Please note that TURBO-BOOST technology was enabled on the notebook. Admittedly a slight oversight on my part. Nevertheless it should be affecting only Super PI.
Super PI 1.5 Mod
The value chosen for Super PI was 1M.
|* Lower the better|
Works out just as I thought. The higher clocked i3-530 is still faster.
|* Higher the better|
Fritz Chess Benchmark
No details here, since it really depends on the notebook’s cooling. You may refer to the Dell Inspiron 15 review.
Based on the notebook review – it’s a damn powerful processor for a mobile computer but it’s quite a power drainer too.
You win some, you lose some.