Intel Pentium 3556U vs Intel Pentium 3558U

Intel Pentium 3556U

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The Intel Pentium 3556U is an entry-level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and was launched in Fall 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Compared to the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are 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 performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

The performance of the Pentium 3556U is somewhere in range of the slightly higher clocked Pentium 2117U and 2127U, which are based on Ivy Bridge. The CPU has sufficient power for most office and multimedia purposes.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). However, the HD Graphics (Haswell) is significantly slower than the HD Graphics 4400 and HD Graphics 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models.

The Pentium 3556U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Pentium 3558U

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The Intel Pentium 3558U is an entry-level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and was launched in Q1 2014. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Compared to the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are disabled. In contrast to the very similar Pentium 3556U, the 3558U supports Wireless Display (WiDi) and Quick Sync.

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 performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

The performance of the Pentium 3558U is somewhere in range of the slightly higher clocked Pentium 2117U and 2127U, which are based on Ivy Bridge. The CPU has sufficient power for most office and multimedia purposes.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). However, the HD Graphics (Haswell) is significantly slower than the HD Graphics 4400 and HD Graphics 5000 found on a number of other Haswell ULV models and won't handle most games as of 2014/2015.

The Pentium 3558U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Pentium 3556UIntel Pentium 3558U
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
HaswellHaswell
: Pentium Haswell
Intel Pentium 3560M compare2.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M compare2.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U1.7 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U1.7 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560M compare2.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M compare2.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U1.7 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3556U1.7 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
1700 MHz1700 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
2 / 22 / 2
15 15
22 22
100 °C100 °C
HD Graphics (200 - 1000 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, VirtualizationHD Graphics (200 - 1000 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization, Wireless Display, Quick Sync
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Pentium 3556UIntel Pentium 3558U
FCBGA1168
$161 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 122     avg: 126     median: 125.5 (3%)     max: 129 Points
129 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 64     avg: 65.5     median: 65.5 (24%)     max: 67 Points
67 Points (25%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.45 Points
1.5 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (24%)
0.7 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2515 (26%)
2510 (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
4854 (8%)
4852 (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3556U +
6168 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3556U +
3297 Points (25%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1405 s (17%)
1451 s (17%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
46.2 s (9%)
46.2 s (9%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1190 (8%)
1124 (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
9.1 fps (4%)
9.1 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
49.2 fps (15%)
48.9 fps (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
1939 Points (11%)
1926 Points (11%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
22.5 s (5%)
22.4 s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
50 s (2%)
49.5 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1076 s (5%)
1084 s (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3556U +
28880 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3556U +
12680 MFLOPS (10%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3556U +
4710 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1745     avg: 1756     median: 1756 (7%)     max: 1767 Points
1787 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 13185     avg: 13330     median: 13330 (9%)     max: 13475 Points
13394 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1187     avg: 1198     median: 1198 (3%)     max: 1209 Points
1202 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1617     avg: 1638     median: 1638 (4%)     max: 1659 Points
1627 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4504 Points (36%)
4405 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3883 Points (35%)
3624 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
2700 Points (5%)
2756 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
2737 Points (6%)
2851 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3129 Points (8%)
3127 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
2478 (4%)
2592 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1467 (30%)
1468 (30%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 3558U +
1898 (29%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 3558U +
3016 (7%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 3558U +
1969 (27%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 3558U +
3230 (5%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3558U +
4080 ms (7%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 3558U +
182 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 3558U +
7963 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3556U → 100% n=29

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3558U → 99% n=29

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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