Intel Pentium 3556U vs AMD A6-7000

General info

Comparing Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Pentium
 
AMD Kaveri
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Kaveri
Release date
1 September 2013
 
1 June 2014

Technical specs

Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
1.7 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
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L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1024 KB
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
118 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 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
 
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Socket
Intel BGA1168
 
FT3
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
17 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 3556U and A6-7000. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
no data
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
FRTC
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
Out-of-band client management
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+
HSA
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
-
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Smart Response
-
 
no data
GPIO
+
 
no data
Smart Connect
+
 
no data
FDI
-
 
no data
AMT
9.5
 
no data
Matrix Storage
-
 
no data
HD Audio
+
 
no data
RST
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
OS Guard
-
 
no data
Anti-Theft
-
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
-
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data
IOMMU 2.0
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium 3556U and A6-7000.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
Not Listed
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium 3556U and A6-7000.
Integrated graphics
Intel® HD Graphics for 4th Generation Intel® Processors
 
iGPU core count
no data
 
3
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
DirectX® 12
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium 3556U and A6-7000.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
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PCI support
-
 
no data
USB revision
3.0
 
no data
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
no data
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
2
 
no data
Integrated IDE
-
 
no data
Number of USB ports
4
 
no data
Integrated LAN
-
 
no data
UART
+
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium 3556U and A6-7000. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium 3556U 1.31 +4.8%
A6-7000 1.25

Passmark

Pentium 3556U 1045 +4.9%
A6-7000 996

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium 3556U and A6-7000 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium 3556U

4.8% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 17 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of AMD A6-7000

Somewhat newer (1 June 2014 vs 1 September 2013)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
FMA4
AES-NI save
FRTC
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
HSA
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

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