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Front view of Intel Pentium G630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G630

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.99 pt/W vs 1.11 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 102.72W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 36.79 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 101.7 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Sep, 2010 Release date 9 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 265

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AMD Athlon II X2 265

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.86 GHz vs 2.78 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G630 vs Athlon II X2 265

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 G630
132,800 MB/s
Athlon II X2 265
133,500 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 G630  vs
Athlon II X2 265 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 36.79 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 101.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1.99 pt/W 1.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 102.72W

details

Pentium G630  vs
Athlon II X2 265 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.78 GHz 3.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.78 GHz 3.86 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Pentium G630
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AMD Athlon II X2 265
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