Intel Pentium G630T vs Pentium G6960

General info

Comparing Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.85
 
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Clarkdale
Release date
4 September 2011
 
9 January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
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Price now
$84
 
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Technical specs

Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Base frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.933 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.93 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
3072 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
81 mm2
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
73 °C
Transistor count
504 million
 
382 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
no data
 
0.65V-1.4V

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 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
 
FCLGA1156
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
73 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960. 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
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
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Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
PAE
no data
 
36 Bit
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
+
 
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Security technologies

Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
16.38 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB/s
 
17 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960.
Integrated graphics
Intel® HD Graphics for 2nd Generation Intel® Processors
 
Intel HD
Clear Video HD
-
 
-
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
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16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G630T 1.19
Pentium G6960 1.60 +34.5%

Passmark

Pentium G630T 954
Pentium G6960 1282 +34.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G630T and Pentium G6960 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G630T

Somewhat newer (4 September 2011 vs 9 January 2011)
Less power hungry (35 vs 73 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
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 Intel Pentium G6960

34.5% faster in synthetic tests

So, Pentium G630T or Pentium G6960?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Pentium G6960.
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