Intel Pentium 3556U vs Intel Pentium 3560Y vs Intel Pentium 3550M

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 3560Y

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The Intel Pentium 3560Y is an entry-level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for subnotebooks and tablets 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 and AVX 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 3560Y should be 10 - 15 percent higher compared to the Ivy Bridge-based Pentium 2129Y. The CPU has sufficient power for most office and multimedia purposes, but will struggle in more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) at similar clock speeds. 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 3560Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 6 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small subnotebooks or tablets.

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.

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: Pentium Haswell
Intel Pentium 3560M2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560M2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3556U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560M2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3556U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
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HD Graphics (200 - 1000 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, VirtualizationHD Graphics (200 - 850 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics (400 - 1100 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (400 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Pentium 3556UIntel Pentium 3560YIntel Pentium 3550M
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130 mm2
rPGA
$134 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 122     avg: 125.5     median: 125 (3%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 64     avg: 65.5     median: 65 (30%)     max: 67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.4 Points (4%)
1 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2515 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4854 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
6168 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3297 Points (32%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1405.1 seconds (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
46.2 seconds (9%)
WinRAR - Result
1190 KB/s (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
9.1 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
49.2 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1939 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
22.5 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
50 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1076.5 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
28880 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
12680 MFLOPS (10%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
4710 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1745     avg: 1756     median: 1756 (9%)     max: 1767 points
1365 points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13185     avg: 13330     median: 13330 (9%)     max: 13475 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1187     avg: 1198     median: 1198 (3%)     max: 1209 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1617     avg: 1638     median: 1638 (6%)     max: 1659 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4504 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3883 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2700 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2737 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3129 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2478 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
1467 Points (30%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3556U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3560Y → 89%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)