CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G630 vs Q9400

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
Intel Pentium G630 

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Intel Pentium G630

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Front view of Intel Pentium G630

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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 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
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per dollar 5.6 pt/$ vs 3.7 pt/$ More than 50% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,381 vs 1,137 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz vs 2.81 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 3,435 vs 2,388 Around 45% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G630 vs Core2 Quad Q9400

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G630  vs
Core2 Quad Q9400 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 5.85 pt/W 4.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

Pentium G630  vs
Core2 Quad Q9400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 34
Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 3.55 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

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
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