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Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2030

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 2,885 vs 1,232 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,607 vs 734 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,920 vs 1,784 Around 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better performance per watt 2.19 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 89.38W 2x lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 96.36 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 26.5 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 180

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AMD Opteron 180

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2030 vs Opteron 180

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

Pentium G2030
157,000 MB/s
Opteron 180
67,150 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

Pentium G2030  vs
Opteron 180 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Pentium G2030  vs
Opteron 180 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,269.1 2,238.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.99 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 110W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 2.19 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 89.38W
Intel Pentium G2030
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