CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G630 vs 1250 among desktop CPUs

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

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G630 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium G630  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G630

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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,373 vs 540 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,380 vs 600 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Sempron 1250

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AMD Sempron 1250

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz vs 2.78 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G630 vs Sempron 1250

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
Sempron 1250
57,250 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G630  vs
Sempron 1250 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

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

details

Pentium G630  vs
Sempron 1250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 0
Overclocked clock speed 2.78 GHz 3.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.74 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,725.5 1,136.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.78 GHz 3.01 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.99 pt/W 1.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
Intel Pentium G630
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