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Intel Core i7-5600U

Intel 5600U

The Intel Core i7-5600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (2 Cores: 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5650U, the i7-5600U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5600U is about 5 - 20 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4600U (Haswell, 15 W) and matches the Core i5-4288U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5500 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. The HD Graphics 5500 beats the HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 will be playable only in low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5600U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 W cTDP Down) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameBroadwell
Clock Rate2600 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count1300 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size82 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $393 U.S.
Announcement Date01/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 5600U

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 15536     avg: 15730.5 (35%)     median: 15770.5 (35%)     max: 15845 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 121     avg: 129.1 (58%)     median: 130 (58%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 277     avg: 292.5 (16%)     median: 297 (16%)     max: 302 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 2074.3     avg: 2101.3 (4%)     median: 2102.3 (4%)     max: 2126.4 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 6002     avg: 6251.3 (20%)     median: 6357 (20%)     max: 6395 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2881     avg: 2977 (64%)     median: 3004 (64%)     max: 3046 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 4750     avg: 4937.2 (23%)     median: 4956.5 (23%)     max: 5036 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 3047     avg: 3345.3 (8%)     median: 3393 (9%)     max: 3501 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 44078     avg: 44078 (64%)     median: 44078 (64%)     max: 44078 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 36645     avg: 36645 (55%)     median: 36645 (55%)     max: 36645 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 31181     avg: 37825.2 (24%)     median: 38359 (25%)     max: 41527 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 7329     avg: 7329 (24%)     median: 7329 (24%)     max: 7329 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 6567     avg: 6567 (25%)     median: 6567 (25%)     max: 6567 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 6452     avg: 6452 (29%)     median: 6452 (29%)     max: 6452 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 86.2     avg: 105.9 (3%)     median: 86.9 (2%)     max: 175.4 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.175     avg: 0.2 (11%)     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.303     avg: 0.3 (18%)     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.303 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.9     avg: 1.9 (18%)     median: 1.9 (18%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 18     avg: 18.4 (18%)     median: 18.3 (18%)     max: 18.72 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 96.31     avg: 99.5 (43%)     median: 99 (43%)     max: 102.36 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2561     avg: 2639.5 (31%)     median: 2639.5 (31%)     max: 2718 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 482.056     avg: 503.9 (6%)     median: 491.1 (6%)     max: 534.255 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 14.739     avg: 15.3 (3%)     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 15.661 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3529     avg: 3882 (24%)     median: 3792 (23%)     max: 4244 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 10902     avg: 10902 (27%)     median: 10902 (27%)     max: 10902 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 3824     avg: 3903 (37%)     median: 3827 (36%)     max: 4058 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.46     avg: 1.5 (68%)     median: 1.5 (69%)     max: 1.52 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 3.07     avg: 3.2 (16%)     median: 3.3 (16%)     max: 3.31 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 6462     avg: 6495.2 (72%)     median: 6490 (72%)     max: 6543 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 12836     avg: 13362.8 (33%)     median: 13427 (33%)     max: 13756 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 4894     avg: 4947.3 (67%)     median: 4944 (67%)     max: 4998 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 9564     avg: 10137.4 (25%)     median: 10263 (25%)     max: 10435 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 11.903     avg: 12.2 (3%)     median: 12.1 (3%)     max: 12.82 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 27.534     avg: 27.8 (1%)     median: 27.7 (1%)     max: 27.97 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 617.465     avg: 626.7 (3%)     median: 625.9 (3%)     max: 636.329 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 5600U processor

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
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» HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 - External Review

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 11.6")
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HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EA (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.3")
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HP ZBook 14 G2 (AMD FirePro M4100, 14")
» HP ZBook 14 G2 - External Review

HP Zbook 15U G2 (AMD FirePro W4170M, 15.6")
» HP Zbook 15U G2 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BWS03F00 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BWS03F00 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review - Review

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s-20E1000BPB (NVIDIA Quadro K620M, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad W550s-20E1000BPB - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-20BS0068PB (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-20BS0068PB - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 12.5")
» First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Notebook Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00 - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z30-B1320 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portege Z30-B1320 - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z30t-B-10K (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portege Z30t-B-10K - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review - Review

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B - External Review

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10 (Intel HD Graphics 5500, 14")
» Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7820HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7820HK
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 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 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HK
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6770HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 6700HQ
   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 4720HQ
   2.6 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 4722HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 7567U
   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 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 7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 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 6567U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 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 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 6600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6560U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 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 7Y75
   1.3 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 i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 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 / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum, 2014-10- 4 (Update: 2014-10- 9)