Intel Xeon D-1540

Intel Xeon D-1540 Benchmark and Specs

Intel Xeon D-1540 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 8 core Intel Xeon D BGA 1667 CPU rating. Is the Xeon D-1540 good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

34 %
Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
365th of 1,255
657th of 1,255
1 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



34 %



33 %



34 %

Heavy Workloads


34 %

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Alternative benchmarks

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Geekbench 5 (multi)

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench 5 (single)

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Single threaded benchmark


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CPU Comparison

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Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
37 %
Intel Xeon Silver 4110
35 %
Intel Xeon D-1540
34 %
Intel Core i5-8400H
34 %
Intel Core i7-7700
33 %
Intel Core i7-8705G
33 %
Intel Core i5-10200H
32 %


Clock Speed 2 GHz
Turbo Speed 2.6 GHz
Cores 8
Threads 16
L1 Cache 512 KiB
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
L3 Cache 5 MiB
PCIe Revision 2
PCIe Lanes 32
Socket BGA 1667
Family Xeon D
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2015-02-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 45 W

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Intel Xeon D-1540

The Xeon D-1540 is a 8 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has a good overall score at 34% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 33%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Xeon D-1540 scores 34% and 34% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Xeon D-1540 has 8 cores and 16 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2 GHz and a turbo speed of 2.6 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Xeon D-1540 makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Xeon D-1540 has 512 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 5 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 32 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Xeon D-1540 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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