AMD E-450 vs Intel Pentium 3556U

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AMD E-450 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium 3556U
AMD E-450 Intel Pentium 3556U

CPU comparison

AMD E-450 or Intel Pentium 3556U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD E-450 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.65 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The AMD E-450 was released in Q3/2011.

The Intel Pentium 3556U has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium 3556U was released in Q3/2013.
AMD E (23) Family Intel Pentium (150)
AMD E/E1/E2-1000 (5) CPU group Intel Pentium 3000 (8)
1 Generation 4
Zacate (Bobcat) Architecture Haswell U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD E-450 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD E-450 is 1.65 GHz while the Intel Pentium 3556U has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium 3556U is at 1.70 GHz.

AMD E-450 Characteristic Intel Pentium 3556U
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.65 GHz Frequency 1.70 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD E-450 Characteristic Intel Pentium 3556U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD E-450 or Intel Pentium 3556U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon HD 6320 GPU Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1)
0.51 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
3 GPU Generation 7.5
40 nm Technology 22 nm
2 Max. displays 3
1 Compute units 10
80 Shader 80
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
1 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon HD 6320 GPU Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD E-450 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 10.7 GB/s. The Intel Pentium 3556U supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

AMD E-450 Characteristic Intel Pentium 3556U
DDR3-1333 Memory LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
10.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
1.00 MB L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version 2.0
-- PCIe lanes 10
-- PCIe Bandwidth 5.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD E-450 is 18 W, while the Intel Pentium 3556U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD E-450 Characteristic Intel Pentium 3556U
18 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD E-450 is manufactured in 32 nm and has 1.00 MB cache. The Intel Pentium 3556U is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

AMD E-450 Characteristic Intel Pentium 3556U
32 nm Technology 22 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
BGA 413 Socket BGA 1168
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2011 Release date Q3/2013
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD E-450 (30%)
Intel Pentium 3556U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD E-450 (35%)
Intel Pentium 3556U (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
122 (30%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
408 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
220 (28%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
772 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
AMD Radeon HD 6320 @ 0.51 GHz
81 (51%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
160 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
431 (41%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
1040 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
124 (100%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
217 (100%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
48 (100%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
59 (100%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
121 (100%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
66 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD E-450 AMD E-450
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium 3556U Intel Pentium 3556U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
126 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD E-450 Intel Pentium 3556U
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