Intel Pentium G640 vs Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)

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Intel Pentium G640 advantages



Intel Pentium G640
  • The Intel Pentium G640 packs more CPU cores than the Pentium III 600E. Large number of cores helps this processor to process multiple applications or threads at once.
  • Operating frequency of the CPU is higher than the frequency of the 600E processor.
  • Execute disable bit feature on this microprocessor helps to protect from certain types of computer viruses.
  • The Intel G640 incorporates Intel 64 technology, that allows it to run 64-bit operating systems. 64-bit OSes are not limited to 3 GB or 4 GB of memory. Additionally, they also run slightly faster.
  • The processor supports hardware acceleration of virtualized programs.
  • The Pentium G640 has SSE2 instructions enabled. Many modern applications use these instructions, and some programs even require them to execute.
  • The G640 includes SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The G640 comes with integrated HD (Sandy Bridge) GPU. This graphics unit is not a replacement for high-end graphics cards, however it can be used for 3D apps and casual games.

Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370) advantages



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G640 vs 600E specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Pentium III 600E and Intel G640 processors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
2800MHz
 
600MHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
256KB
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - Intel Pentium G640       - Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel G640 vs 600E specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Pentium G640 Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Handles more simultaneous threads,
Runs at much higher base frequency,
Offers partial virus protection,
64-bit operating system support,
Features SSE2 / SSE3 / SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions,
Integrates HD (Sandy Bridge) GPU
  General recommendations:
None

Drawbacks:

None
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Operates at lower base frequency,
Lacks some instructions,
Does not have on-chip graphics,
Obsolete socket

Similar processors

Pentium G640 Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as G640 and 600E, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Pentium G640 and Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Pentium G640Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyPentium Dual-CorePentium III
Basic details
Model numberG640600E
CPU part numberCM8062307260314
CM8062307260316
RB80526PY600256
Box part numberBX80623G640
BXC80623G640
BX80526F600256
BX80526F600256E
Introduction dateJune 3, 2012October 25, 1999
 
CPU features
Core nameSandy BridgeCoppermine
MicroarchitectureSandy BridgeP6
Technology (micron)0.0320.18
Data width (bits)6432
SocketSocket 1155Socket 370
Frequency (MHz)2800600
Bus speed (MHz) 100
Clock Multiplier286
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)16 KB (code) / 16 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512256
L3 cache (KB)3072 
Max temperature (°C)69.182
TDP (Watt)65 
Max power dissipation (Watt) 20.4 / 22.05
Core voltage (V) 1.65 / 1.7 / 1.75
Cores21
Threads21
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+-
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+-
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD (Sandy Bridge)None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers10
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Pentium G640" or "Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Pentium G640 and 600E (Socket 370) 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 P8H61-M
2. ASUS P8P67
3. EPOX EP-693A

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
3. 128 MB PC133 CL3 (SAMSUNG)

VID - Video card(s):
1. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS
2. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
3. ATI 3D RAGE PRO (PCI) WITH 8 MB GRAPHICS MEMORY.

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.


Pentium G640 vs 600E (Socket 370) 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 Pentium G640           Intel Pentium III 600E (Socket 370)

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%111
99.4%222
5.7%333

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%222
7.1%333

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%222
8.3%333

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%111
99.7%222
9.4%333

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