G630 Vs Core i3-2100
Pentium G630 as well as the Core i3-2100, belong to the Sandy Bridge group of processors. Sandy Bridge is a predecessor to the newer Ivy Bridge launched in 2012 and is a successor to the Arrandale architecture. The integrated graphics in the Sandy Bridge is much better than the earlier Arrandale. Unfortunately, the Integrated graphics is the inferior HD Graphics 2000 ( in place of the HD Graphics 3000). The newer HD Graphics 4000 in Ivy Bridge has much better graphics performance. Since the two processor belong to the same architecture, all you need to do is look at their specification to find how much one is faster than the other.
Compared to the Core i3-2100, the Pentium G630 is inferior in following respects
– Lower Clock speed ( 2.70 GHz versus 3.1 GHz for i3-2100).
– Does not support Hyperthreading.
– Has DDR3-1066 speed grade ( Core i3-2100 has DDR3-1333)
Pentium G630 is still good enough for entry level computing.
Table : Pentium G630 Vs Core i3-2100 Feature Differences
|Feature||Pentium G630||Core i3-2100|
| Core Frequency
||2.70 GHz||3.10 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||2 ( No Hyperthreading)||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
| Cache Organization
||512 KB L2 + 3 MB L3 Cache||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
| Turbo Frequency
||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||65 Watts||65 Watts|
| 64 Bit Support
||32 nm||32 nm|
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||Intel HD Graphics, 850 MHz base, 1.1 GHz Turbo||Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz|
Table : Pentium G630 Vs Core i3-2100 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Pentium G630||Core i3-2100|
| Windows 7 Experience Score
||Not available||Not available|
Some more details of Pentium G630
The Pentium G630 adds 100 MHz to the clock frequency of G620, marginally improving its performance. The G630 is a stripped down Sandy Bridge core i3 processor, that does not support Hyperthreading. It retains the HD graphics 2000, reducing the cost of an external graphics card.
Some more details of Core i3-2100
The Core i3-2100 is the second generation Intel Core i3 processor improving significantly upon the architecture that evolved from Arrandale. Although turbo boost is not available in the core i3-2100 ( The newer turbo 2.0 technology, that increases the time for which processor can be in the boosted state, is available only on the second generation core i5 and i7 processors), the processor still shows significant performance improvement over similarly clocked 1st generation core i3 processor. The more significant improvement has been in the area of integrated graphics unit.
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