CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2120 vs G2030 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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 higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,193 vs 1,974 More than 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

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Intel Pentium G2030

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Newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,269.1 vs 2,918.1 More than 10% better PassMark (Overclocked) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2120 vs G2030

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G2120
3.36 mHash/s
Pentium G2030
2.68 mHash/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate 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 G2120
161,300 MB/s
Pentium G2030
157,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2120  vs
G2030 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

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 2.93 pt/W 2.86 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

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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.21 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,918.1 3,269.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.21 GHz 3.12 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3
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
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