Intel Core i7-5557U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-5557U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-5557U sales 6 January 2015 at a recommended price of $426. This is Broadwell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1168 processor with a TDP of 28 Watt and a maximum temperature of 105 °C. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.45 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-5557U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.10
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Broadwell
 
Release date
6 January 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$426
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$705
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-5557U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-5557U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
4 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
133 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
Transistor count
1900 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-5557U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCBGA1168
 
Power consumption (TDP)
28 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-5557U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Smart Response
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-5557U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-5557U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-5557U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-5557U.
Integrated graphics
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (300 - 1100 MHz)
 
Max video memory
16 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-5557U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-5557U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
2560x1600@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-5557U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-5557U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-5557U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.45

3DMark06 CPU

4595

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5134

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

11064

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.62

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

140

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

353

WinRAR 4.0

2854

x264 encoding pass 1

114

x264 encoding pass 2

22

TrueCrypt AES

2

Passmark

4952

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-5557U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-5557U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5557U from AMD is Turion X2 RM-74, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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