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Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

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Intel Pentium G2030

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3115C

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 44.69W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Pentium G2030  vs Core i3 3115C 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G2030
3.1 GHz
Core i3 3115C
2.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium G2030
3.16 GHz
Core i3 3115C
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2030  vs
Core i3 3115C 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 55W 25W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 20.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G2030  vs
Core i3 3115C 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.5 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
DDR3L-1066
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Pentium G2030
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