Intel Pentium 3556U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium 3556U

Summary

Intel started Pentium 3556U sales 1 October 2013. This is Haswell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1.70 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an Intel BGA1168 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt and a maximum temperature of 105 °C. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.29 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Pentium 3556U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Release date
1 October 2013
 

Technical specs

Pentium 3556U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium 3556U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
1.7 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
2 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7
Die size
118 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
Transistor count
1400 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 3556U 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
 
of 8
Socket
Intel BGA1168
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 3556U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Smart Response
-
 
GPIO
+
 
Smart Connect
+
 
FDI
-
 
AMT
9.5
 
Matrix Storage
-
 
HD Audio
+
 
RST
+
 

Security technologies

Pentium 3556U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
OS Guard
-
 
Anti-Theft
-
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 3556U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium 3556U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium 3556U.
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
Quick Sync
-
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium 3556U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium 3556U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
PCI support
-
 
USB revision
3.0
 
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
2
 
Integrated IDE
-
 
Number of USB ports
4
 
Integrated LAN
-
 
UART
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium 3556U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

5.29

3DMark06 CPU

1939

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2515

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

4854

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.75

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

66

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

126

WinRAR 4.0

1190

x264 encoding pass 1

49

x264 encoding pass 2

9

TrueCrypt AES

0.2

Geekbench 2

3129

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

1467

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

2478

Passmark

1696

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium 3556U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium 3556U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium 3556U from AMD is E2-9010, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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