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Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz Core i7-620UE 2-Core 1.06GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 303% 303%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 443% 442%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 291% 290%
FIFA 21 277% 277%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 357% 356%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 527% 526%
Watch Dogs Legion 443% 442%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 357% 356%
Grand Theft Auto VI 563% 562%
Genshin Impact 205% 205%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i7-620UE 2-Core 1.06GHz is marginally better than the Intel Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz was released less than a year after the Core i7-620UE 2-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core both have 2 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

Both the Intel Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Intel Core i7-620UE 2-Core 1.06GHz have the same number of threads. Both the Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core use hyperthreading. The Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. With this in mind, it is safe to say that with a 0.27 GHz faster base clock rate, the Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz manages to provide slightly better performance than the Core i7-620UE 2-Core. However, the Core i7-620UE 2-Core manages to eke 0.0030000000000001 GHz higher frequency when being stressed.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core have the same L2 cache size, but the Core i7-620UE 2-Core has a 1 MB bigger L3 cache, so in this area, it wins out over the Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz and the Core i7-620UE 2-Core have the same TDP of 18 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 32 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameArrandaleArrandale
MoBo SocketBGA 1288BGA 1288
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date26 Sep 201007 Jan 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads4vs4
Clock Speed1.33 GHzvs1.06 GHz
Turbo Frequency2.13 GHzvs2.133 GHz
Max TDP18 Wvs18 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature105°Cvs105°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size3 MBvs4 MB
Max Memory Size-vs8 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore i5-560UM 1.33GHz is a super energy efficient mobile processor based on the 32nm, Nehalem architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 1.33GHz, which may go up to 2.13GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Intel i5 560UM, with 12 Execution Units, initially clocked at 166MHz which go up to 500MHz, in Turbo Mode and share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 18W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.
Core i7-620UE 2-Core 1.06GHz is an ultra energy efficient mobile CPU based on the 32nm, Nehalem architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 1.067GHz, which may go up to 2.133GHz and 4MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Intel HD i7 620UE, with 10 Execution Units, initially clocked at 166MHz and that go up to 500MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 18W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.