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Intel Pentium 3550M

Intel 3550M

The Intel Pentium 3550M is an inexpensive dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q4 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Each core offers a base speed of 2.3 GHz and does not support CPU Turbo Boost. Compared to other CPUs of the Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 series, many features like AES, AVX, Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading have been disabled.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

Due to these changes, the performance should be similar to the Ivy Bridge-based and somewhat higher clocked Pentium 2030M. This provides sufficient power for typical office and multimedia purposes.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it a bit faster than the old HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Compared to the HD 4000 or HD 4600, however, the performance is much lower.

The Pentium 3550M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for laptops 14-inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameHaswell
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)37 Watt
Transistor Count960 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size130 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketrPGA
FeaturesHD Graphics (400 - 1100 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (400 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $134 U.S.
Announcement Date10/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium 3550M

CPU Benchmarks

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Reviews for the Intel Pentium 3550M processor

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
   2.4 GHz / 8196 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   2.26 GHz / 12268 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-09-28)