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Intel Core i3-530 vs Pentium G620

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Intel Core i3-530 advantages



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  • The Intel Core i3-530 is 18% faster in multi-threaded tasks. The performance advantage depends on specific task. In some of them the Intel Core i3-530 microprocessor could be up to 41% faster.
  • Memory performance of the CPU is better.

Intel Pentium G620 advantages



Intel Pentium G620
  • The Intel G620 microprocessor performs 1% better when running single-threaded tasks.
  • Power consumption of the G620 processor is lower.

i3-530 vs G620 performance comparison

The charts below show performance of Core i3-530 and Pentium G620 microprocessors in a number of different kinds of programs. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for a few benchmarks for each specific application type. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts here. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.01
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.18
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.16
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.11
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core i3-530       - Intel Pentium G620

Complete list of benchmarks, that demonstrate performance difference between Intel Core i3-530 and Intel G620 in various types of applications, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


i3-530 vs G620 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
90
72
54
36
18
0
 
 
73W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i3-530 vs Intel G620 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-530 Pentium G620
General recommendations:
Faster in all program types
  General recommendations:
A bit higher single-threaded performance,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

A bit slow in single-threaded programs,
Somewhat higher power consumption,
Obsolete socket
 

Drawbacks:

Rather slow

Similar processors

Core i3-530 Pentium G620
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Intel i3-530 and Pentium G620, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.


Where to buy


These processors are obsolete. Hence, the best place to search for them is eBay. They may also be available from marketplace vendors at Amazon.
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More comparisons

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-530 and Intel Pentium G620 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-530Intel Pentium G620
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3Pentium Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberi3-530G620
CPU part numberCM80616003180AGCM8062301046304
Box part numberBX80616I3530
BXC80616I3530
BX80623G620
BXC80623G620
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2010May 22, 2011
 
CPU features
Core nameClarkdaleSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureNehalemSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1156Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)29332600
Clock Multiplier 26
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)40963072
Max temperature (°C)72.669.1
TDP (Watt)7365
Max power dissipation (Watt)170.83 
Core voltage (V)0.65 - 1.4 
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD (Nehalem)HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)733850
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333DDR3-1066
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-530" or "Intel Pentium G620" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core i3-530 and Pentium G620 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS P8P67
2. ASUS P7P55D
3. ASUS P8H61-M

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)
3. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core i3-530 vs Pentium G620 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
68.2%212
45.3%323

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.8%111
95.1%212

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.3%323
97.8%212

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%323
96.8%212

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%323
98.7%212

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
97.2%323
97.0%111

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
95.9%111
95.3%323

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.9%323
96.6%212


Core i3-530 vs Pentium G620 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
98.7%111
97.7%323

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
69.5%323
68.9%111

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
93.8%111
92.6%323

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
88.3%111
87.4%323

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
88.4%111
87.4%323

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
78.2%111
77.8%323

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
72.5%111
72.3%323

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.1%323
90.0%212

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
90.5%111
89.9%323

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
73.7%111
72.7%323

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
83.6%111
83.0%323

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
81.6%111
81.0%323

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
78.7%111
78.2%323

MySQL 5.0.27 - selecting data benchmark

Shows the number of SQL requests per second served by MySQL server v5.0.27, running on the same computer. This test does not scale beyond 6 CPU cores.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
77.9%111
77.8%323

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
86.6%323
86.2%111

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
53.1%323
52.8%111

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
74.8%323
74.5%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
53.0%323
52.8%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
58.6%323
58.4%111

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
87.1%111
86.0%323

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
71.1%111
70.8%323


Core i3-530 vs Pentium G620 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
20.3%323
9.1%212

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
34.5%323
26.6%212

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
35.4%212
21.8%323


Core i3-530 vs Pentium G620 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-530           Intel Pentium G620

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.1%323
73.8%212

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
91.8%323
75.2%212

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
96.4%111
95.3%323

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
87.4%111
85.7%323

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core i3-530 and Intel Pentium G620 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore i3Pentium Dual-Core
Model / Processor Numberi3-530G620
Frequency2942 MHz2593 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberCM80616003180AGCM8062301046304
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLBLRSR05R
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz
Cores2
Logical processors42
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature20652206A7
Family 6 (06h)
Model37 (025h)42 (02Ah)
Stepping 2 (02h) 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, fully associative, 7 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity16-way set associative12-way set associative
L3: CommentsInclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all coresInclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Size4 MB3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT+
RDTSCP+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
Self-snoop+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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