– The Celeron G530 as well as the Pentium G620 belong to the Sandy Bridge Group of processors. The Celeron G530 is however, one notch lower in the hierarchy of the Sandy Bridge processor which runs as follows
If you remove the HyperTransport support, Quick Sync Video and Clear HD support from the Core i3, you get Pentium. If you reduce the L3 Cache from 3 MB to 2 MB, you get Celeron. Along the line, Intel also reduces the clock frequencies of the offered part.
– The Pentium G620 is clocked at 2.60 GHz, a tad higher than 2.40 GHz of the Celeron G530. This along with slightly larger L3 Cache, makes G620 faster in processor performance.
– Both the processors come with the same HD Graphics 2000. When compared to the Core i3 processors, both these processors have the Quick Sync disabled, which makes a difference if you do a lot of video encoding.
Table : Celeron G530 Vs Pentium G620 Feature Differences
|Feature||Celeron G530||Pentium G620|
|Core Frequency||2.40 GHz||2.60 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 ( No Hyperthreading)||2 ( No Hyperthreading)|
|Cache Organization||512 KB L2 + 2 MB L3 Cache||512 KB L2 + 3 MB L3 Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||65 Watts||65 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||HD Graphics 2000, 850 MHz base, 1.0 GHz Turbo||HD Graphics 2000, 850 MHz base, 1.1 GHz Turbo|
Table : Celeron G530 Vs Pentium G620 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Celeron G530||Pentium G620|
| PassMark CPU Mark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||Not available||35 seconds|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of Celeron G530
The Pentium G530 is a low cost entry level processors for desktop computing. Compared to the Pentium line of Sandy Bridge desktop processors it has smaller 2 MB Cache memory and lower clock at 2.40 GHz. The processor is still powerful enough for your daily computing needs. If you do not do gaming the integrated graphics is good enough for displays and saves cost. With an external graphics card you can still build a cheap gaming desktop with this processor.
Some more details of Pentium G620
The Pentium G620 is a stripped down version of the Sandy Bridge processor (Hyperthreading has been removed from this processor). It is intended for the entry level to moderate performance desktop processing. G860T is a low cost processor that should be delight to low cost system builder and will take on the AMD’s low cost Athlon ii and Phenom ii dual, triple and quad core processors. The Integrated graphics runs at 850 MHz and can ramp to 1.1 GHz based upon demand. A low power variation of this processor is available ( See G620T )
Further Suggested Readings
– Since the two processors belong to Sandy Bridge, we recommend that you take a looks at the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
– Also check – List of Sandy Bridge Pentium Desktop Processors.