Intel Pentium G630 vs AMD Athlon II X3 425

Intel Pentium G630
AMD Athlon II X3 425

General info

Comparing Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.76
 
25.23
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Rana
Release date
September 2011
 
October 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$100
 
$42
Price now
$90
 
$27

Technical specs

Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
3
Number of threads
2
 
3
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
2.7 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)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
169 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
504 million
 
300 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 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)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G630 7.45 +2.5%
Athlon II X3 425 7.27

Passmark

Pentium G630 2371 +2.5%
Athlon II X3 425 2314

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1.9 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G630 and Athlon II X3 425 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G630

2.5% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 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 Athlon II X3 425

Cheaper ($42 vs $100)
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 G630 or Athlon II X3 425?

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