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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G640

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Intel Pentium G640

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Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date 11 months later
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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G640 vs Core i3 2130

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 G640
137,650 MB/s
Core i3 2130
168,800 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 G640  vs
Core i3 2130 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.4 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

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

details

Pentium G640  vs
Core i3 2130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 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 28 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 1
Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,838.2 1,167.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.57 GHz

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
Performance per watt 2.25 pt/W 2.76 pt/W
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
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