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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Pentium G2030

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 advantages



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Intel Pentium G2030 advantages



Intel Pentium G2030
  • The Intel G2030 performs 25% better when running single-threaded tasks.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the microprocessor is higher.
  • This CPU has 16% better performance in memory-intensive applications.
  • SSE4.2 instructions are enabled on this microprocessor.
  • The CPU features on-chip HD (Ivy Bridge) graphics unit. While this graphics is not powerful enough to play latest games at full resolution, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
  • Power consumption of the Intel Pentium G2030 is lower.

E8400 vs G2030 performance comparison

The charts in the table below show performance of Core 2 Duo E8400 and Pentium G2030 CPUs in a few different task types. The numbers in the charts are calculated from a number of benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, the displayed results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' chart displays an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each program type.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.25
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.35
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.16
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.25
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400       - Intel Pentium G2030

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, demonstrating difference in performance between Core 2 Duo E8400 and Pentium G2030 in various types of programs.


E8400 vs G2030 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
55W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Intel G2030 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of internal features of both microprocessors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E8400 Pentium G2030
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Somewhat faster in all kinds of programs,
Supports SSE4.2 instructions,
Integrates HD (Ivy Bridge) GPU,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Not as fast overall,
Lacks some instructions,
Comes without integrated GPU,
Higher power consumption,
Obsolete socket
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E8400 Pentium G2030
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel E8400 and Intel G2030.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Pentium G2030 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400Intel Pentium G2030
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoPentium Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberE8400G2030
CPU part numberAT80570PJ0806M
EU80570PJ0806M
CM8063701450000
Box part numberBX80570E8400
BXC80570E8400
BX80570E8400A
BX80637G2030
BXC80637G2030
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2008June 9, 2013
Current official price $64 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameWolfdaleIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureCoreIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0450.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)3000
Bus speed (MHz)1333 
Clock Multiplier930
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)6144512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)72.4 
TDP (Watt)6555
Max power dissipation (Watt)100.31 
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.3625 
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD (Ivy Bridge)
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Duo E8400" or "Intel Pentium G2030" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Pentium G2030 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 P8H61-M
3. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35

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. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS
3. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

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 2 Duo E8400 vs Pentium G2030 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 2 Duo E8400           Intel Pentium G2030

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%111
99.4%222
77.4%323

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%111
99.0%222
82.0%323


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Pentium G2030 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 2 Duo E8400           Intel Pentium G2030

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%111
99.3%222
76.6%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%111
99.3%222
76.6%323

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.3%222
70.1%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%222
99.6%111
89.0%323

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.3%111
93.4%323

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Pentium G2030

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
84.8%222
84.6%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%323
94.6%222
94.3%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%222
99.8%111
96.5%323

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%111
99.8%222
75.0%323


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Pentium G2030 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 2 Duo E8400           Intel Pentium G2030

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
33.9%222
23.0%323

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
32.1%222
30.2%323


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Pentium G2030 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 2 Duo E8400           Intel Pentium G2030

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.6%222
88.0%323

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
97.4%222
85.2%323

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Pentium G2030 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 2 DuoPentium Dual-Core
Model / Processor NumberE8400G2030
Frequency 2992 MHz
CWID version0.20.5
Part numberEU80570PJ0806MCM8063701450000
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLAPLSR163
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz
Cores2
Logical processors2
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature10676306A9
Family 6 (06h)
Model23 (017h)58 (03Ah)
Stepping 6 (06h) 9 (09h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 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: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size6 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDTSCP-+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Intel Trusted Execution 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+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
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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