Intel Pentium 3558U vs Intel Pentium 3560Y vs Intel Pentium 3556U

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 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 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.

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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, Virtualization, Wireless Display, Quick SyncHD Graphics (200 - 850 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics (200 - 1000 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) (200 - 1000 MHz)
$161 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
129 Points (3%)
min: 122     avg: 125.5     median: 125 (3%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
67 Points (31%)
min: 64     avg: 65.5     median: 65 (30%)     max: 67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.5 Points (3%)
1 Points (2%)
1.4 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.7 Points (37%)
0.8 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2510 Points (27%)
2515 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4852 Points (7%)
4854 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
6168 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3297 Points (32%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1451.4 seconds (17%)
1405.1 seconds (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
46.2 seconds (9%)
46.2 seconds (9%)
WinRAR - Result
1124 KB/s (13%)
1190 KB/s (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
9.1 fps (0%)
9.1 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
48.9 fps (18%)
49.2 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (1%)
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1926 Points (13%)
1939 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
22.4 Seconds (5%)
22.5 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
49.5 Seconds (2%)
50 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1083.7 Seconds (5%)
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
1787 points (9%)
1365 points (7%)
min: 1745     avg: 1756     median: 1756 (9%)     max: 1767 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
13394 Points (9%)
min: 13185     avg: 13330     median: 13330 (9%)     max: 13475 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1202 Points (3%)
min: 1187     avg: 1198     median: 1198 (3%)     max: 1209 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1627 Points (5%)
min: 1617     avg: 1638     median: 1638 (5%)     max: 1659 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4405 Points (36%)
4504 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3624 Points (33%)
3883 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2756 Points (5%)
2700 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2851 Points (5%)
2737 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3127 Points (7%)
3129 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2592 Points (3%)
2478 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
1468 Points (30%)
1467 Points (30%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
7408 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3016 Points (10%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1898 Points (32%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1969 Points (31%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3230 Points (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4079.5 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
181.5 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
7963 Points (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3558U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3560Y → 88%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 3556U → 100%

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