Intel Pentium 3550M vs Intel Pentium 3560M

Intel Pentium 3550M

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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.

Intel Pentium 3560M

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The Intel Pentium 3560M is an inexpensive dual-core processor for laptops launched in Q2 2014. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Each core offers a base speed of 2.4 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 is slightly above 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 3560M 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.

Intel Pentium 3550MIntel Pentium 3560M
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
HaswellHaswell
: Pentium Haswell
Intel Pentium 3560M2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3556U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560M2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3556U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
2300 MHz2400 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
2 / 22 / 2
37 37
960 960
22 22
130 mm2130 mm2
100 °C100 °C
rPGArPGA
HD Graphics (400 - 1100 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, VirtualizationHD Graphics (400 - 1100 MHz), Quick Sync, SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (400 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (400 - 1100 MHz)
$134 U.S.$134 U.S.
Intel Pentium 3550MIntel Pentium 3560M

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