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Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

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Intel Pentium G2030

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.59 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
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 i5 2510E

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,219 vs 3,984 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per watt 3.68 pt/W vs 2.19 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2030 vs Core i5 2510E

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i5 2510E
2,030 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G2030  vs
Core i5 2510E 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.19 pt/W 3.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 28.44W


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


Pentium G2030  vs
Core i5 2510E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 3 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,998.4 MB
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