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Intel Core i7-620LM vs Intel Core i7-620UM

Intel Core i7-620LM

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The Intel Core i7-620LM is a fast middle class low voltage dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.0 to 2.8 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). Compared to the Core i7-620M, the 620LM is slower but more power efficient.

A feature of the new Core i7-620LM is the integrated graphics card (called Intel HD Graphics) 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.

Due to the integrated memory controller, the HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i7-620LM is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. The performance should be somewhere on the level of the Core i5-350M. Beware, that some laptop designs may not feature the Turbo Boost. Therefore, the CPU may be slower than the 350M.

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. Modern applications that support AES encoding can show a significant performance boost using the new instructions (e.g. the Communications Suite test in the PCMark Vantage boosts up to 70% using AES in the faster Core i5-520M).

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is between 266-566 MHz (Turbo Boost) and therefore the base speed is clearly below the non low voltage versions. The performance should

still be a lot faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. The power consumption of 25 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 25 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo P-series (CPU alone).

Intel Core i7-620UM

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The Intel Core i7-620UM is a Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor for small and light laptops. It is clocked with 1.06 - 2.13 GHz (if Turbo Boost is enabled). 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). Compared to the Core i7-620M, the 620UM is much slower (due to the lower clock rate) but more power efficient.

A feature of the new Core i7-620UM is the integrated graphics card (called Intel HD Graphics) 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.

Due to the integrated memory controller, the HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i7-620UM is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo (1.06 GHz) in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. Still the Turbo Boost may not trigger very often (sometimes it is even not activated in the BIOS) and therefore the maximum of 2.13 GHz is not very important. 

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. Modern applications that support AES encoding can profit significantly using the new instructions (e.g. the Communications Suite test in the PCMark Vantage boosts up to 70% using AES in the faster Core i5-520M).

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is between 166-500 MHz (Turbo Boost) and therefore the base speed is clearly below the non low voltage versions. The performance should still be faster than the old GMA 4500MHD.

The power consumption of 18 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 17 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo SL-series (CPU alone).

ModelIntel Core i7-620LMIntel Core i7-620UM
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameArrandaleArrandale
Series: Core i7 Arrandale
Intel Core i7-640M compare2.8 - 3.46 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620M compare2.66 - 3.33 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-660LM compare2.27 - 3.07 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-640LM compare2.13 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620LM « 2 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-680UM compare1.47 - 2.53 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-660UM compare1.33 - 2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-640UM compare1.2 - 2.27 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620UM1.06 - 2.13 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-640M compare2.8 - 3.46 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620M compare2.66 - 3.33 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-660LM compare2.27 - 3.07 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-640LM compare2.13 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620LM2 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-680UM compare1.47 - 2.53 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-660UM compare1.33 - 2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-640UM compare1.2 - 2.27 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-620UM « 1.06 - 2.13 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2000 - 2800 MHz1060 - 2133 MHz
FSB25002500
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP25 Watt18 Watt
Transistors382+177 Million382+177 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm
Die Size81+144 mm281+114 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGA1288BGA1288
FeaturesTurbo Boost (2.8 GHz max), Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrated GMA HD 266-566 MHzTurbo Boost (2.13 GHz max), Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 133-500MHz
Architecturex86x86
$300 U.S.$278 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 620LMIntel Core i7 620UM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2937 Points (24%)
2111 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
5640 Points (6%)
4004 Points (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 620LM +
848 s (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 620LM +
26.5 s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 620LM +
2358 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 620LM +
16.2 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 620LM +
38.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 620LM +
920 s (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 620LM +
28100 MIPS (13%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 620LM +
24620 MFLOPS (19%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-620LM → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-620UM → 71% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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