Intel Pentium G620 is a dual-core microprocessor for budget desktop PCs. The specifications and pricing of this model were known since November 2010, and the May 22 launch date was disclosed sometime in April 2011. Before the launch, the CPU was spotted in specifications of Compaq Presario CQ3615L desktop, MSI Wind Top AE2210 All-in-one system, and Shuttle XPC SH67H3 barebone PC. The CPU was also shipped ahead of launch in Dell Inspiron 620/620s desktops in Hong Kong, and sold in US by such companies as Provantage and Buy.com (via eBay).
Unlike previous generation of Pentium G69xx CPUs, that had two separate dies with CPU cores and memory/graphics controllers in one package, the G620 has all chip components integrated on a single die, manufactured using 32nm process. The Pentium incorporates the following components: two CPU cores, level 3 cache, DDR3 memory controller, PCI Express 2.0 interface, Direct Media Interface 2.0, and HD graphics.
Two CPU cores on Intel G620 chip run at 2.6 GHz, and each core includes 64KB L1 and 256 KB L2 caches. The chip has also 3 MB level 3 cache, which is shared between the cores. The microprocessor supports only basic technologies, provided by Sandy Bridge microarchitecture: Intel 64 and VT-x Virtualization. Advanced technologies, such as Turbo Boost and HyperThreading, are not supported on this Pentium. The G620 doesn't include AES and AVX instructions, although it supports earlier SIMD instructions up to SSE4.
Memory controller on the Pentium has two channels, and it can work with DDR3 memory with 1066 and 1333 MHz data rates.
The Intel G620 CPU uses basic HD-capable graphics controller, clocked at 850 MHz, or up to 1.1 GHz when graphics turbo mode is on. These clock frequencies are comparable to more powerful Core i3 / i5 and i7 processors, however the Pentium doesn't support 3D acceleration, and doesn't accommodate such features as Quick Sync video, InTru 3D and Intel Clear video technology. Despite of this, the G620 graphics is more than sufficient for day-to-day tasks, such as browsing, 2D games, and very simple 3D games.
Pentium G620 features the same low-power states, as all other desktop
Sandy Bridge microprocessors. The CPU fits socket 1155, also called
Intel Pentium G620 specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||Intel Pentium Dual-Core|
|CPU part numbers|
|Bus speed||5 GT/s DMI|
|Package||1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array|
|Socket||Socket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155|
|Size||1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm|
|Weight||1oz / 27g (CPU)|
11.1oz / 313.6g (box)
|Introduction date||May 22, 2011|
|Price at introduction||$64|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core||Sandy Bridge|
|Core stepping||Q0 (Q1FY, SR05R)|
|Manufacturing process||0.032 micron High-K metal gate process|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size||2 x 32 KB instruction caches|
2 x 32 KB data caches
|Level 2 cache size||2 x 256 KB|
|Level 3 cache size||3 MB shared cache|
|Cache latency||4 (L1 cache)|
12 (L2 cache)
27 (L3 cache)
|Physical memory||32 GB|
|Low power features||Enhanced SpeedStep technology|
|Integrated peripherals / components|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|Maximum operating temperature||69.1°C|
|Thermal Design Power||65 Watt|
|Notes on Intel Pentium G620|