CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2120 vs G2030

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G2120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2120

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Slightly 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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

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Intel Pentium G2030

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Significantly better performance per dollar 7.64 pt/$ vs 5.23 pt/$ More than 45% better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2120 vs G2030

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Pentium G2120 Pentium G2030 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2120  vs
G2030 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

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

gpu

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium G2120  vs
G2030 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.32 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 3.16 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,918.1 3,269.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz 3.12 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 8.49 pt/W 8.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 44.69W

bus

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