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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 compare2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3550M compare2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3558U compare1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U1700 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3561Y compare1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 3560Y compare1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
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 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 122     avg: 126     median: 125.5 (3%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 64     avg: 65.5     median: 65.5 (28%)     max: 67 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (29%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
6168 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1745     avg: 1756     median: 1756 (8%)     max: 1767 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 13185     avg: 13330     median: 13330 (9%)     max: 13475 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1187     avg: 1198     median: 1198 (3%)     max: 1209 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1617     avg: 1638     median: 1638 (5%)     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 Pentium

» Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3825U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B980
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B970
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium N4200
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B960
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B950
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2x 2.27 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B940
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3540
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.66 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3710
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.56 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6000
   2x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2900
   4x 2.41 GHz - 2.67 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3530
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.58 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2850
   4x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3520
   4x 2.17 GHz - 2.42 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3510
   4x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 997
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium 987
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   2x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 977
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 967
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5600
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Pentium 957
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5400
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1x 1.3 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD A6-3430MX
   4x 1.7 GHz - 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Pentium 3558U
   2x 1.7 GHz
+ AMD A6-9225
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3 GHz
+ AMD A6-9220
   2x 2.5 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ AMD A6-9220C
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   2x 1.7 GHz
- Intel Pentium 2117U
   2x 1.8 GHz
- Intel Celeron 1000M
   2x 1.8 GHz
- Intel Celeron 1037U
   2x 1.8 GHz
- Intel Celeron 2981U
   2x 1.6 GHz
- Intel Celeron 2980U
   2x 1.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-10-29)