Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500

The Core 2 Solo SU3500 is a power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks. It is based on the Penryn architecture and offers all features of this core (Virtualization, C6 state, Dynamic Acceleration).

The performance of the single core ULV processor is compareable to a Atom 330 dual core at 1.6 GHz or a Athlon II Neo K125 single core at 1.7 GHz. However, both competitor are rated at a higher TDP. Therfore, the performance falls in the slowest category and especially due to the missing second core, the multi-threading performance can be disappointing. 

With a TDP rating of 5.5 Watt (1.01 Watt minimum in Deep Power-Down mode and 12.53 Watt maximum), the CPU is one of the most power efficient mobile processors (of 2009) and suited for small and light subnotebooks.

SeriesIntel Core 2 Solo
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Front Side Bus800 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads1 / 1
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)5.5 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1.050V-1.150V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA956
FeaturesEnhanced Speedstep, VT, TXT, SSE4.1, Dynamic Acceleration
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $262 U.S.
Announcement Date04/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 3643.186     avg: 3676 (57.43%)     max: 3717 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 109     avg: 126.9 (75.17%)     max: 174 seconds*
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 587     avg: 649.2 (5.15%)     max: 668 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1987     avg: 2255.8 (10.26%)     max: 2678 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1153     avg: 1426.3 (19.79%)     max: 1511 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 22     avg: 33.4 (94.62%)     max: 37.395 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 54     avg: 76.8 (97.59%)     max: 88 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1441     avg: 1822 (91.96%)     max: 2014 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 3664     avg: 5754.8 (2.72%)     max: 6471 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 2928     avg: 4571 (3.5%)     max: 5122 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 3.3     avg: 3.3 (28.57%)     max: 3.3 points
Windows Vista Experience Index: CPU
0% 100%
min: 3.2     avg: 3.5 (33.65%)     max: 3.6 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Windows Vista Experience Index in comparison
VIA C7-M C7-M-1200 (min)
1.7 
...
Intel Atom Z550
2.7 
Intel Pentium SU2700
3.1 
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
3.4 
Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
3.5 
Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
4 
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
4.2 
Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
4.3 
...
Intel Core i7 720QM (max)
7 

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Asus UX50V (NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 15.6")
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Dell Vostro V13 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.3")
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Gateway EC1803h (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 11.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad U350 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, 13.3")
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Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 12.1")
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G - External Review

Mesh Edge 13 Aero RS (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, 13.3")
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MSI X-Slim X340 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.4")
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MSI X-Slim X400 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.0")
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MSI X-Slim X400-038UK (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.0")
» MSI X400-038UK - External Review

MSI X-Slim X600 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, 15.6")
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MSI X400-225UK (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.0")
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Packard Bell Butterfly S 1200 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.3")
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Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.0")
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Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly s (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.0")
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Samsung X520 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, 15.6")
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Toshiba Satellite T130-120 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.3")
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Toshiba Satellite T130-12N (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.3")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core 2 Solo

» Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
   1.4 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Solo SU3300
   1.2 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Solo U2200
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Core 2 Solo U2100
   1.06 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Atom N550
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
- Intel Atom D2500
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB
- Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
   1.4 GHz / 3 MB
+ Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0
   3 GHz / 512 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 MT-30
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 ML-30
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Mobile Pentium 4 520
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)