CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3550M vs 2020M 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3550M vs the 2020M.

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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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 2020M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 3550M
6.58 mHash/s
Pentium 2020M
3.24 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
Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 3550M  vs
2020M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 946B
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

TDP 37W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.57 pt/W 3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Pentium 3550M  vs
2020M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 90°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) HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 650 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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