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Front view of Intel Pentium G2140

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2140

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 85.31W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2140 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

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 G2140
174.3 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2140  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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 105W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 2.38 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 85.31W

details

Pentium G2140  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.3 GHz 3.52 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

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Pentium G2140
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