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Front view of Intel Core i7 620M

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Intel Core i7 620M

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4960HQ

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 620M vs 4960HQ

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 620M
1,530,000 MB/s
Core i7 4960HQ
4,550,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 620M  vs
4960HQ 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1288
BGA 1364
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 47W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 11.32 $/year
Performance per watt 17.77 pt/W 26.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 38.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 620M  vs
4960HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 26

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.34 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD 5200
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Core i7 620M
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