CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G630 vs Q9400


Benchmark performance using all cores

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

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


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Performance Per Dollar

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Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Pentium G630 

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Intel Pentium G630

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 PassMark (Single core) score 1,380 vs 1,136 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 8.68 pt/$ vs 7.35 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,275 vs 4,951 More than 25% better geekbench (64-bit) 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
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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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 3,434 vs 2,389 Around 45% better PassMark score
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 3,320 vs 2,530 More than 30% better 3DMark11 physics 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


3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Pentium G630 Core2 Quad Q9400 @ community.futuremark.com

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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


Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1


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 nms 45 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 71.4°C


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

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 6.01 pt/W 5.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
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