CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3555LE vs 145 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3555LE 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3555LE  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i7 3555LE

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3555LE

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3555LE

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 2 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,348 vs 1,405 More than 3.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 4 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 63 °C More than 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,643 vs 882 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 36.56W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 4.96 pt/W vs 2.06 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 10.84 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 39.42 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Sempron 145

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 145

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Much better performance per dollar 3.09 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 8.8x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 2.99 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.28 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3555LE vs Sempron 145

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3555LE
2,090 MB/s
Sempron 145
111,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3555LE  vs
Sempron 145 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 45W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 4.96 pt/W 2.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 36.56W

details

Core i7 3555LE  vs
Sempron 145 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.28 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 4.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 550 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,344.5 N/A
Intel Core i7 3555LE
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