Notebookcheck

Intel Core i7-620M

Intel 620M

The Intel Core i7-620M is a high end dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.66 to 3.33 GHz. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Therefore, the i7-620M is related to the other i5 and i3 dual core CPUs and not the quad-core i7 CPUs.

A feature of the new Core i7-620M is the integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics (GMA HD) and memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process.

The performance of the Core i7-620M is on average above the former fastest mobile dual core CPU, the Core 2 Duo T9900 / X9100. In our tests, just the single threaded rendering test in the Cinebench R10 benchmark scored less points. Even the mobile Core i7-720QM quad core is slower in many cases. 

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. Compared to the slower i5 versions without AES features, the 3DMark Vantage Communication Score showed a significant increase with AES enabled CPUs.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is clocked with 500-733 MHz and performs clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. A GeForce 9400M (ION) should still be a bit faster (especially as Nvidia and ATI cards have a better driver support than Intel up to now).

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone).

The Core i7-620M should not be mistaken with the similar named but slower low voltage and ultra low voltage chips Core i7-620LM (2.13-2.93 GHZ, 25W) and Core i7-620UM (1.2-2.26 GHz, 18 W).

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameArrandale
Clock Rate2660 - 3333 MHz
Front Side Bus2500 MHz
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count382+177 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size81+114 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1288, PGA988
FeaturesTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, Dual Channel DDR3 memory controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $332 U.S.
Announcement Date01/10/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 620M

Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 524.115      avg: 813.7 (10%)     median: 587.9 (7%)     max: 1525.52 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 16      avg: 22.4 (5%)     median: 18 (4%)     max: 39.248 seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7128      avg: 8391.5 (21%)     median: 8645 (22%)     max: 8840 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2739      avg: 3019.5 (34%)     median: 3044 (34%)     max: 3200 Points
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6832      avg: 6832 (43%)     median: 6832 (43%)     max: 6832 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.2      avg: 2.4 (14%)     median: 2.4 (14%)     max: 2.53 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3440      avg: 4112 (48%)     median: 4249 (50%)     max: 4422 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6810      avg: 8714.5 (25%)     median: 9046 (25%)     max: 9399 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3346      avg: 3504.1 (53%)     median: 3473 (52%)     max: 4213 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6981      avg: 7559.7 (22%)     median: 7657 (22%)     max: 8323 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 13      avg: 13.1 (3%)     median: 13 (3%)     max: 13.51 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 32      avg: 32.7 (1%)     median: 32.7 (1%)     max: 34 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 768      avg: 785.6 (3%)     median: 784 (3%)     max: 804 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 35248      avg: 39037.6 (19%)     median: 39280 (19%)     max: 42170 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 26510      avg: 28839.2 (22%)     median: 27867.5 (21%)     max: 32430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.5      avg: 6.8 (88%)     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00027918815612793s +0.279s ... 0.281s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.283s

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 620M processor

Acer Aspire 4745 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.0")
» Acer Aspire 4745 - External Review

Acer Aspire 4820TG (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.0")
» Acer Aspire 4820TG - External Review

Acer Aspire 4820TG-624G16Mnks (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.1")
» Acer Aspire 4820TG-624G16Mnks - External Review

Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D - External Review

Acer Aspire 5942G-728G64BN (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5942G-728G64BN - External Review

Acer Aspire 5943G (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5943G - External Review

Acer Aspire 5943G-5454G64Mnss (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5454G64Mnss - External Review

Acer Aspire 8943G-624G1TMn (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, 18.4")
» Acer Aspire 8943G-624G1TMn - External Review

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
» Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk - External Review

Advent Sienna 700 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Advent Sienna 700 - External Review

Advent Sienna 710 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Advent Sienna 710 - External Review

Alienware M17x (HD 4870x2) (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, 17.0")
» Review Alienware M17x (i7/HD 4870 X2) Notebook - Review
» Alienware M17x (HD 4870x2) - External Review

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04 i7 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.4")
» Review Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i7 2010-04 Notebook - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i7 2010-04 - External Review

Asus N82JV (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 14.0")
» Review Asus N82JV Notebook - Review
» Asus N82JV - External Review

Asus U53F (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Asus U53F - External Review

Asus U53JC Bamboo (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Asus U53JC Bamboo - External Review

Asus U53JC-XX096V (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Asus U53JC-XX096V - External Review

Dell Latitude E5410 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.1")
» Dell Latitude E5410 - External Review

Dell Latitude E5510 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Dell Latitude E5510 - External Review

Dell Latitude E6410 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.1")
» Review Dell Latitude E6410 Notebook - Review
» Dell Latitude E6410 - External Review

Dell Latitude E6410 ATG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Dell Latitude E6410 ATG - External Review

Fujitsu Celsius H700 (NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M, 15.6")
» Review Fujitsu Celsius H700 Notebook - Review
» Fujitsu Celsius H700 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook NH570-MF012DE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 18.4")
» Fujitsu LifeBook NH570-MF012DE - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook S760 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Review Fujitsu Lifebook S760 Notebook - Review
» Fujitsu Lifebook S760 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook SH760 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Fujitsu LifeBook SH760 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook SH760C (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Fujitsu LifeBook SH760C - External Review

HP EliteBook 8440w (NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M, 14.0")
» HP EliteBook 8440w - External Review

HP Elitebook 8540w (NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M, 15.6")
» Review HP Elitebook 8540w Notebook - Review
» HP Elitebook 8540w - External Review

HP EliteBook 8540w-WD930EA (NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M, 15.6")
» HP EliteBook 8540w-WD930EA - External Review

HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea (NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M, 18.4")
» HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 Notebook (Optimus) - Review
» Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42 (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42 - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG Notebook - Review
» Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 15.6")
» Review Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG Notebook - Review
» Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 15.6")
» Review Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook (Optimus) - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad W510-4319-A29 (NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad W510-4319-A29 - External Review

Micro Express KHL9070 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
» Micro Express KHL9070 - External Review

MSI GT660 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M, 16.0")
» MSI GT660 - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75-JP151 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
» Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75-JP151 - External Review

Schenker QMG6 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 15.6")
» Review mySN QMG6 / Chiligreen Mobilitas NW (Quanta TW9) Notebook - Review
» mySN QMG6 - External Review

Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 13.1")
» Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B - External Review

Sony Vaio VPCZ117 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 13.1")
» Sony Vaio VPCZ117 - External Review

Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 13.1")
» Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E - External Review

Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 13.1")
» Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B - External Review

Sony VAIO VPCZ12V9E/X (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 13.1")
» Sony VAIO VPCZ12V9E/X - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-155 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-155 - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-15P (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-15P - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-172 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Review Toshiba Portégé R700 Notebook - Review
» Toshiba Portégé R700-172 - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-S1330 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-S1330 - External Review

Toshiba Qosmio X500-111 (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M, 18.4")
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-111 - External Review

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 (NVIDIA NVS 2100M, 15.6")
» Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 - External Review

Toshiba Tecra M11-11M (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» Toshiba Tecra M11-11M - External Review

ZAReason Verix (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M, 15.4")
» ZAReason Verix - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > FAQ / Tips / Technics > Notebook Processors > Intel Core i7 > Intel Core i7 620M Notebook Processor
Author: Klaus Hinum, 2009-11-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)