Intel Pentium 3556U vs Celeron 3855U

Intel Pentium 3556U
Intel Celeron 3855U

General info

Comparing Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Intel Celeron
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Skylake
Release date
1 October 2013
 
15 August 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$107

Technical specs

Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U 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 Celeron 3855U 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
 
1.6 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 GT / s
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
2 MB
 
2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
118 mm2
 
98.57 mm210.3 mm × 9.57 mm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
1750 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U 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
 
1
Socket
Intel BGA1168
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
-
 
+
GPIO
+
 
n/d
Smart Connect
+
 
n/d
FDI
-
 
n/d
AMT
9.5
 
n/d
Matrix Storage
-
 
n/d
HD Audio
+
 
n/d
RST
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
-
 
-
Anti-Theft
-
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
-
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)
 
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
900 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
10
PCI support
-
 
n/d
USB revision
3.0
 
n/d
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
n/d
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
2
 
n/d
Integrated IDE
-
 
n/d
Number of USB ports
4
 
n/d
Integrated LAN
-
 
n/d
UART
+
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium 3556U 3.56
Celeron 3855U 3.56

Passmark

Pentium 3556U 1684
Celeron 3855U 1687 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium 3556U and Celeron 3855U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium 3556U

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3855U

Much newer (15 August 2015 vs 1 October 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
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-NI save
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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