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Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2030

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 85.31W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.41 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
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 8358 SE

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AMD Opteron 8358 SE

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Pentium G2030  vs Opteron 8358 SE 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G2030
3.1 GHz
Opteron 8358 SE
2.41 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium G2030
3.16 GHz
Opteron 8358 SE
2.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2030  vs
Opteron 8358 SE 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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

power consumption

TDP 55W 105W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 85.31W

details

Pentium G2030  vs
Opteron 8358 SE 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 8

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.41 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
Intel Pentium G2030
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