|Processor||2.7 GHz Pentium|
|National Stock Number||7025-01-609-8430|
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G630 2.7 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623G630
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Process Type: Intel Pentium Dual-Core Desktop Processor G630
- Frequency: 2.7 GHz
- DMI: 5 GT/s
- Process: 32 nm
- Socket: Socket 1155
- Max Memory Bandwidth: 21 GB/s
- Graphics Base Frequency: 850 MHz
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
Unlike Intel's cheaper Celerons, it is dual core, and has more cache than the high end of the current Celeron lineup, which are only slightly cheaper.
Unlike the more powerful Intel i3 linup, this Pentium lacks HT, turbo-boost, the bigger cache, the faster bus and clock speeds, but it comes respectably close to its big brother's numbers for 1/3 to 1/2 the price.
The 32nm build process makes for a cooler-running (lower-powered) chip than previous generations. My Foxconn RM1-H2 mini computer with this CPU, 2 7200rpm drives, and 2GB RAM idles at less than 45W.
With 64-bit support, VT hooks, onboard graphics, this fit my basic server needs perfectly. On FreeBSD 8.3, it shows up as:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz (2693.90-MHz K8-class CPU)
In a very simple (artificial) straight-line integer performance test called speedf that I use to compare integer performance between CPUs (single-core single-thread sequential crypt operations), this CPU clocked 306K per second vs 277K per second on an Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3GHZ.
(as an aside, it's always good to check Intel's "Ark" website to compare the specs on their prolific portfolio of processors)
With no HT, only 2 cores, no dual-socket capability, and modest performance, this isn't the optimal choice for high-end workstation or gaming needs, nor for a busy server workload, but for basic desktop usage or simple servers, it's inexpensive and works well. Recommended.
I was very pleasantly surprised with the performance of this with a $95 video card. I don't think the review below that says "Stop, don't buy this for gaming" is accurate. GW2 is a pretty intensive game on CPU and GPU, and it ran fine with quite a few bells and whistles turned on.
This is a great CPU at 2.7 GHz, Dual Core(No HT), and 3 MB of L3 Cache. Temps stay in a decent range. Mine tops out at about 38°C with the stock fan and 3 120mm fans but normally it is around 32°C.
I cant give an accurate review for each individual case because I only use this for a custom Debian NAS/Media Server.
In my server I have a Hardware RAID card with 4 x 2 TB Drives in RAID 5. This alone keeps CPU usage down. But since I use the on-board LAN the CPU plays a big part. Under normal operation I use about 15% of the CPU. But during transfers of back-ups or large files I have seen it reach 65%. And my wired LAN reaches about 100 MB/s which converts to about 845 Mb/s over gigabit LAN. Since my Raid controller is hardware the CPU is reserved mostly for the LAN which allows me to reach those speeds. My R/W on the array is ' 225 MB/s but Gigabit LAN cant touch that speed. But like I said this is a NAS/ Media Server.
I have had this running for 9 months 3 days 11 hours 31 min (based on the up time indicator on the server) running 24/7 and no issues so far. It wasn't as cheap when I bought it but it was just released.
Overall I give this CPU 5 stars because it is stable and reliable. It does its job and I don't need to think about it. And that is what should happen with your CPU. If you are looking for a cheap stable CPU for web, light games, server capabilities this is it. I wouldn't try COD or Skyrim on it.
Windows Experience Index: 6.6 (Amazing score)
As you can see from the WEI score, this CPU is more than capable of performing even demanding tasks. It will most likely not be the bottleneck in your system.
Note: The fastest RAM speed this CPU will support is 1066MHz which is a bit of a letdown because most new RAMs run at 1333MHz and up. Despite this minor issue, I was able to get a WEI score of 7.4 for my 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz RAM installed in my system. The 1066MHz limit shouldn't be a reason not to get this CPU since you can see from my results the RAM was more than capable even with the limitation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not impressed but then again it is a inexpensive cpu and it does run good and works well enough. But I thought it would be a bit faster and score a bit higher in WEI. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ROBERT GOLDSMITH
It's still working pretty great almost 2 years after I purchased it for $64 for my family's desktop computer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by SC
This processor came with my pre-built HP Pavilion, I knew nothing about computers when I bought it but wasn't very happy that I got terrible frames on games. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Wuler
Alright, so I assembled my new PC, and it booted up like a dream. It's a 450 dollar gaming rig, and I've used this solidly for about a month playing FC3, Bo2, Skyrim, and a few... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by O. Turlough
Just got this baby for a new HTPC build. Since I am only using the box to watch TV, stream movie via Netflix, and run XBMC, there was no need to get a more powerful CPU. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by S. Tong
Have been using these for a while and they work very well. They are like most processors though, they wok well but they'll go up in price quit once they become obsolete. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Robert F Gentry
Nice and simple budget CPU. It's not going to score more than around a 6.6 for your Windows Experience Index, but this little guy is perfect for home PCs if all you're doing is... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Kevin
I upgraded from a old 939 board & amd processor on the recommendation
of my nephew and the bottom line is I am very happy !