CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3558U vs 2957U among laptop CPUs (up to 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

5.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium 3558U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 3558U

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Intel Pentium 3558U

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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
Front view of Intel Celeron 2957U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron 2957U vs the Pentium 3558U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 3558U vs Celeron 2957U

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 3558U
7 mPixels/s
Celeron 2957U
6.97 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 3558U
137.55 fps
Celeron 2957U
107.82 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

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 3558U
97,400 MB/s
Celeron 2957U
80,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 3558U  vs
Celeron 2957U 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 5.44 pt/W 5.11 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

details

Pentium 3558U  vs
Celeron 2957U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.86 GHz 1.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.86 GHz 1.41 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

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