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Front view of Intel Pentium G632

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Intel Pentium G632

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 8 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Intel Core i3 2120

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Pentium G632  vs Core i3 2120 

clock speed

Pentium G632
2.7 GHz
Core i3 2120
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Pentium G632
850 MHz
Core i3 2120
850 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G632
2.7 GHz
Core i3 2120
3.42 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium G632
2.7 GHz
Core i3 2120
3.37 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G632  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G632  vs
Core i3 2120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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