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Front view of Intel Pentium 3556U

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 3556U vs Core i7 4500U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 3556U
3.67 mHash/s
Core i7 4500U
12.55 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 3556U
6.53 mPixels/s
Core i7 4500U
13.78 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 3556U
0.59 fps
Core i7 4500U
1.05 fps

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 3556U
96,700 MB/s
Core i7 4500U
3,480,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 3556U  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.8 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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
DDR3
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB

details

Pentium 3556U  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD (Haswell) Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 6.73 pt/W 43.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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