Intel Pentium G620 

Released April, 2011
  • 2.6 GHz
  • Dual core
7 Out of 10

If you look at single threaded performance though the Intel Pentium Processor G620 does very well and wasn't too far behing the Intel Core i3-2105 processor that is clocked 500MHz faster.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
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by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Pentium G620 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Pentium G620
5.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Pentium G620
6.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Pentium G620
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Pentium G620
5.4
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Pentium G620
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Pentium G620
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Pentium G620
7.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Pentium G620

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G620
25.64 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G620
3,219
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G620
1,794
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G620
128,700 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G620
3,186
Core i3 2100
4,738

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G620
3,164
Core i3 2100
5,042

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Pentium G620
2,268
Core i3 2100
3,614

PassMark (Single Core)

Pentium G620
1,310
Core i3 2100
1,570

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Pentium G620


9.4
While it's not a super high end quad core, nor does it support HyperThreading, this thing is probably the best bang for buck CPU on the market right now for Office work and moderate/heavy multitasking.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

For example if you break down the performance to the street price you get ~0.87 FPS per dollar that you spent on the Intel Pentium Processor G620.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
Here is a CPU-Z v1.58 screen shot of the Intel Pentium G620 to see what we are going to be overclocking.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
Legit Bottom Line: The Intel Pentium G620 is a dual-core processor with a stripped down 32nm 'Sandy Bridge' processor that is aimed at entry level desktop PCs.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

Socket

The Intel Pentium Processor G620 costs $73.87 shipped and for the price it does fairly well considering it scored 64 FPS on the first pass and 11 FPS on the second pass.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
Benchmark Results:The Intel Pentium G620 is a 65W TDP processor, but the highest Wattage that we were able to get the entire test system to was just 56.1 Watts.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
On August 3rd, 2011 Intel released a new video driver that goes by version 8.15.10.2462.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

Performance

Benchmark Results: When it comes to multi-core performance the Intel Pentium G620 was the only dual-core processor with no Hyper-Threading in the group and the performance wasn't enough to keep up with the other processors.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
Pros: Speedy performance, Great value, Stays VERY cool, rock solid stabile, Onboard graphics are GREAT for HD movies.
by coachmark2 (Nov, 2011)
Benchmark Results: The Intel Pentium Processor G620 does not feature Intel Quick Sync Video and as a result wasn't able to run this benchmark with acceleration enabled.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

Multicore

The Intel Pentium G620 didn't fare too well on this benchmark since it is a dual-core 2.6GHz processor without Hyper Threading technology.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
With a 700MHz higher clock speed you'd expect the Intel Core i3-2120 to perform better than a Pentium G620, but that was not the case.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
At an idle the Intel Pentium G620 used a little more power than the Intel Core i3-2120, which is strange, but not two processors are alike and power efficiency varies widely.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

Applications

I've had multiple different applications open at once and found that she just keeps on chugging along.
by coachmark2 (Nov, 2011)
The Intel Pentium G620 has identical gaming graphics performance as the Intel Core i2-2120 that costs nearly twice as much.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)
One thing that we noticed is that the Intel Pentium G620 had the same gaming performance as the Intel Core i3-2120.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 21
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 2.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,014.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 27.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 66.84 $/year
Performance per watt 1.89 pt/W
Idle power consumption 54.3W
Peak power consumption 76.3W
Typical power consumption 70.8W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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