Intel Pentium G620T vs AMD Phenom II X2 550

Intel Pentium G620T
AMD Phenom II X2 550

General info

Comparing Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.26
 
8.65
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Callisto
Release date
22 May 2011
 
November 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
$133
Price now
$80
 
$50

Technical specs

Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.2 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
258 mm2
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
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Transistor count
504 million
 
758 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
AM3
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
-
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
no data
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G620T 1.41
Phenom II X2 550 1.45 +2.8%

Passmark

Pentium G620T 1102
Phenom II X2 550 1139 +3.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G620T and Phenom II X2 550 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G620T

Cheaper ($80 vs $133)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 80 watts)
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 Phenom II X2 550

2.8% faster in synthetic tests
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, Pentium G620T or Phenom II X2 550?

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