Intel Pentium 3550M is a representative of Intel’s budget line of processors, announced in Q4 of 2013. It is part of the “Haswell” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.3GHz. Unlike its “bigger brethren” of the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 families, Pentium 3550M does not sport TurboBoost or HyperThreading functionality, prohibiting it from overclocking its cores during periods of higher loads or emulating virtual/logic cores.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 2MB of third level cache. The Intel Pentium 3550M has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) controller. It operates at a base frequency of 400MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1100MHz. Power consumption of the whole system on a chip is 37 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 100C.
Pentium 3550M supports PCI Express 2.0, up to 32GB of DDR3L 1333/1600 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Pentium 3550M - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Haswell|
|Base CPU frequency||2.3 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)|
|Base GPU frequency||400 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||2048 KB|
|Manufacturing process||22 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 October 2013|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||-|
|LL cache||2048 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||110 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||25.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® HD Graphics (Haswell), MMX instructions, SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions, SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4, EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64, NX / XD / Execute disable bit, VT-x / Virtualization technology.|