Average Bench: 15% (899th of 1184)

Based on 1,115 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 3558U @ 1.70GHz
Poor: 9%Average: 15% Great: 17%
Gaming 15%
Desktop 27%
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Pentium 3558U averaged 84.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 81.4Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium 3558U is just 7.95%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium 3558U performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 87.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 86.5Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,115 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 1-Core 43.6 50.1
41.1 2-Core 81.4 99
29.7% 62.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.1 4-Core 85.1 99.3
55.8 8-Core 86.5 99.6
11.7% 85.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
50.5 64-Core 87.1 99.2
5.8% 87.1 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.1
2-Core 94.7
33% 70.9 Pts
4-Core 97.6
8-Core 96.6
13% 97.1 Pts
64-Core 97.8
7% 97.8 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.9
2-Core 98
35% 73.9 Pts
4-Core 95.9
8-Core 96.2
13% 96.1 Pts
64-Core 96.7
6% 96.7 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.2
2-Core 89.6
32% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 94.2
8-Core 98.3
13% 96.2 Pts
64-Core 96
6% 96 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 63
29% 56.2 Pts
4-Core 96.5
8-Core 93.9
13% 95.2 Pts
64-Core 95.1
6% 95.1 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.8
2-Core 94.3
34% 71.6 Pts
4-Core 90.6
8-Core 93.6
12% 92.1 Pts
64-Core 93.1
6% 93.1 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 94
33% 70.8 Pts
4-Core 90.3
8-Core 92.7
12% 91.5 Pts
64-Core 87
6% 87 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.9
2-Core 93.2
33% 70.6 Pts
4-Core 88.4
8-Core 86.7
12% 87.6 Pts
64-Core 87.7
6% 87.7 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 38.1
2-Core 89.7
29% 63.9 Pts
4-Core 56
8-Core 68.5
8% 62.2 Pts
64-Core 81.1
5% 81.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,014,315 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 30%
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Workstation 14%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $57

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DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor 3558U (2M Cache, 1.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Number3558U
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache2 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$161.00
Clock Speed1.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceNo
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes


Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo


USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
Total # of SATA Ports2
Integrated LANNo
Integrated IDENo
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports2

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 1x4, 1x2
Max # of PCI Express Lanes10
PCI SupportNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechNo
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
Matrix Storage TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageNo
Smart Response TechNo
ME Firmware Version9.5


Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardNo
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechNo


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