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Intel Pentium 3556U

Intel 3556U

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.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameHaswell
Series: Pentium Haswell
Intel Pentium 3560M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M (compare)2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U (compare)1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics (200 - 1000 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date10/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium 3556U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 122     avg: 126     median: 125.5 (3%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 64     avg: 65.5     median: 65.5 (30%)     max: 67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (30%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2515 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
6168 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1745     avg: 1756     median: 1756 (9%)     max: 1767 points
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
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Pentium 3556U processor

Acer Aspire E15 E5-573-P62E (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E15 E5-573-P62E - External Review

Acer Aspire ES1-571-P4KB (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 15.6")
» Acer Aspire ES1-571-P4KB - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-331-P982 (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 13.3")
» Acer Aspire V3-331-P982 Notebook Review Update - Review
» Acer Aspire V3-331-P982 - External Review

Dell Inspiron 11-3137 (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 11.6")
» Dell Inspiron 11-3137 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 15.6")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 Notebook - Review

Lenovo IdeaPad S510P-59-405720 (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 15.6")
» Lenovo IdeaPad S510P-59-405720 - External Review

MSI S20-4M341 (Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), 11.6")
» MSI S20-4M341 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 5405U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4415U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4405U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3825U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4425Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4405Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium N4200
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium 4410Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3710
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3700
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB L2

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD A-Series A6-3430MX
   1.7 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9225
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220C
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
+ Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1000M
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1037U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2981U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2980U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-10-29)