CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3550M vs 4000M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium 3550M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 3550M

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Intel Pentium 3550M

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4000M

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 3550M vs Core i3 4000M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 3550M
6.58 mHash/s
Core i3 4000M
13.98 mHash/s

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

Pentium 3550M
130,450 MB/s
Core i3 4000M
136,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 3550M  vs
Core i3 4000M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 37W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 8.91 $/year
Performance per watt 3.57 pt/W 4.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 30.06W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium 3550M  vs
Core i3 4000M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD (Haswell) Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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