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Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2030

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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 77.19W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 B77

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AMD Phenom X3 B77

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Much more l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 0.5 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz vs 3.16 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2030 vs Phenom X3 B77

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2030  vs
Phenom X3 B77 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri 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
Phenom X3 B77 
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.19 pt/W 1.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 77.19W
Intel Pentium G2030
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