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Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EC

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Intel Core i7 4700EC

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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Features Key features of the Core i7 4700EC  vs i5 4200H 

clock speed

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i5 4200H
2.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i5 4200H
3.33 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i5 4200H
2.8 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EC  vs
i5 4200H 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 43W 47W
Annual home energy cost 10.36 $/year 11.32 $/year
Typical power consumption 34.94W 38.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4700EC  vs
i5 4200H 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 28

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Number of displays supported 3 3

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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