Intel Pentium G2010 - CM8063701444800 / BX80637G2010 / BXC80637G2010
Pentium G2010 is dual-core budget processor, built on Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. The Pentium was first spotted on Intel's website three months before the launch, and a month later its specifications were confirmed from a CPU support list, posted on the Biostar website. The CPU was introduced in January 2013 along with several other members of G2000 series. Its official launch price was $64, which is comparable to prices of AMD A6-Series APUs.
Like other Ivy Bridge microprocessors, Pentium G2010 packs 2 cores, 3MB level 3 cache, dual-channel memory controller and HD graphics on a single die, manufactured using 22nm technology. The CPU cores run 2.8 GHz. They have dedicated L1 and L2 caches, and support most basic technologies, like Intel 64, Virtualization and Execute disable bit. Intel 64, also called EM64T, is needed to run 64-bit operating systems. Virtualization feature improves performance when running programs in virtual environments, whereas Execute disable bit protects from certain kinds of viruses. More advanced features, such as Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost, are not supported by this CPU. Due to relatively low clock speed, low core count and lack of features, the Intel G2010 is not well suited for CPU intensive tasks, but it is more than capable of running many office-type programs and applications.
Integrated graphics on this CPU is HD capable, but it doesn't have additional execution units, that accelerate 3D graphics and can be used for general purpose GPU (GPGPU) processing. Also, it doesn't support some high-end features, like Quick Sync Video, InTru 3D or Clear Video HD technology. The HD graphics is clocked at 650 MHz, and can temporary increase frequency (as needed) to 1050 MHz. This is more than sufficient for any type of 2D graphics, and for simple 3D games.
Pentium G2010 CPU has 55 Watt TDP, and is packaged in an LGA
package, compatible with socket 1155 (also called LGA1155). If
necessary, the CPU can be upgraded to faster Core i3, i5 or i7
Intel Pentium G2010 specifications
CPUs, related to Intel Pentium G2010
Q: I have an Intel Pentium G2010 processor. Is it possible to upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.
Intel G2010 Overclocking
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
Intel launches budget desktop CPUs
Jan 20, 2013: Intel Ivy Bridge microarchitecture was available for almost 9 months now, but so far only Core branded families have been transitioned to the new microarchitecture. Up to now, all desktop Celerons were based on older Sandy Bridge architecture, and desktop Pentium lineup had a mix of Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPUs. Today Intel added seven new SKUs to Celeron and Pentium families. Celeron family was updated with G1610, G1610T and G1620, that succeeded G400 and G500 series parts.
Future Celeron and Pentium CPUs surface on Biostar's website
Nov 23, 2012: We previously reported that Intel plans to complete transition to Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in Q1 2013 by releasing new Celeron and Pentium desktop microprocessors. Overall, the company will launch 7 SKUs, including G1610T and G2020T low-power models. Characteristics of these products are already known, and some of them were even spotted in specifications of Dell desktop PCs. Now the CPUs has surfaced in CPU support lists on the Biostar website.
Bits and pieces: upcoming budget CPUs spotted, Pentium G2010 planned
Oct 30, 2012: One month ago we reported on unreleased Core i3-3210 microprocessor, spotted on Intel's website. Although the webiste provided such details, as S-Spec and box part numbers, remaining features of new model were unknown. Based on the processor number, we assumed that the i3-3210 may operate at slightly lower frequency than Core i3-3220, which is the slowest Ivy Bridge Core i3 currently in production. Recently we confirmed slower clock speed of the Core i3-3210.
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