Intel Pentium G620 vs AMD Athlon II X2 265

General info

Comparing Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.82
 
1.48
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Regor
Launch date
22 May 2011 (10 years ago)
 
21 September 2010 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$60
 
$83
Price now
$24 (0.4x MSRP)
 
$46 (0.6x MSRP)

Technical specs

Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
2 (Dual-core)
Threads
2
 
2
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
Boost clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
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Chip lithography
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
117 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
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Number of transistors
504 million
 
410 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
AM3
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
-
 
no data
Hyper-Threading Technology
-
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 are enumerated here.

VT-d
-
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR2, DDR3 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB/s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
Intel® HD Graphics for 2nd Generation Intel® Processors
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
2
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265.

PCIe version
2.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium G620 1.39
Athlon II X2 265 1.40 +0.7%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Pentium G620 1218
Athlon II X2 265 1233 +1.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1.6 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 75% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
75%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
75%
Recommended
61%

Competitors of Pentium G620 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G620 from AMD is Phenom II X3 705e, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium G620:

Competitors of Athlon II X2 265 from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 265 from Intel is Core 2 Duo E8500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X2 265:

Advantages of Intel Pentium G620

Somewhat newer (22 May 2011 vs 21 September 2010)

Cheaper ($24 vs $46)

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

AES-NI save

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X2 265

0.7% better performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (3300 vs 2600 MHz)

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Pentium G620 and AMD Athlon II X2 265. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium G620 and Athlon II X2 265, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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