Let’s look at the processor:

And on the screenshot of the CPU-Z utility:

Test instance marking SR05S. The Pentium G630 processor is based on the Sandy Bridge core manufactured using a 32nm process technology, has at its disposal 256KB L2 cache per core, and 3MB of shared L3 cache. The processor frequency is equal to 2700 MHz. The base voltage is 1.17V. The processor also lacks the AVX instruction set.

In idle time, thanks to Intel Speed-Step technology, the processor drops its frequency to the lowest possible in processors based on Sandy Bridge cores – 1600 MHz.

Test setup:

  • Motherboard LGA1155 – ASUS P8P61 M-LX2
  • Motherboard LGA775 – Biostar P35D2A7
  • Motherboard AM3 – ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
  • Processors – Core 2 Duo E6300, Core 2 Duo E8400, Phenom II X2 545, Athlon II X2 220, Celeron G530, Pentium G630
  • CPU cooling LGA1155 – Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  • CPU cooling LGA775 – Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  • CPU cooling AM3 – Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  • RAM – 2x4GB DDR3 Hynix PC12800 (9-9-9-34)
  • RAM – 2x2GB DDR2 Corsair PC6400 (5-5-5-16)
  • Video card – Sapphire Radeon HD6950 (800/5000MHz)
  • Power supply – FSP 500W
  • HDD – Samsung SP160GB


  • Windows 7 x64 SP1
  • CPU-Z 1.62
  • CineBench 9.5 x64
  • CineBench 11.5 x64
  • Light Work – Renderbench
  • 3D Mark 2006 v1.2.0 (CPU test only)
  • 3D Mark Vantage v1.1.1 (CPU test only)
  • Hot CPU tester PRO
  • AMD Catalyst 11.9
  • wPrime v1.55
  • Fritz Chess Benchmark
  • SuperPi 1.4
  • FRAPS v3.1.0

Graphics quality settings in games:


  • Resolution – 1280х1024
  • Textures – high
  • Reflection resolution – high
  • Water quality – very high
  • Shadow quality – high
  • Filtration quality – x16
  • Viewing distance – 100
  • Detail depth – 100
  • Traffic flow – 100
  • depth of field – on/on
  • Vertical sync – off/off


  • Resolution – 1280х1024
  • Textures – high
  • Shadows – high
  • Anti-aliasing – 0х


It has raised the performance bar qualitatively compared to its younger brother – Celeron G530.

Overall performance

Here the advantage of the G630 over the G530 is not so clear. Although, the increased frequency and increased L3 cache size did their job.


In computation speed tests, Pentium outperformed Celeron significantly, which caused even more indignation for the old E8400.


In archiving, the G630 showed itself very poorly, its results look dull against the background of the younger G530, here the victory over the E8400 and Phenom II X2 does not even help.

Games: Synthetics

Even though the overclocked Core 2 Duo E8400 was not defeated, the Pentium G630 was able to catch up with the Phenom II X2 545 overclocked to 3810 MHz! Which is an excellent indicator!


Here the results are already simply frightening. In GTA IV, the G630 just steps on the heels of the 4050MHz overclocked E8400! While working at a tiny frequency of 2700 MHz! Only the Prototype was able to pacify the ardor of the impudent kid a little! But look at the minimum FPS! Which, by the way, is the most important thing in games. According to this indicator, it takes the 2nd line, losing only one frame to the E8400 overclocked to 4050 MHz!

Despite the obvious shortcomings of the Pentium G630, the processor left a positive impression. And if there were no competitors in the face of the same Athlon II X4, the G630 could be safely recommended for purchase.

But there are competitors and for the price of a little over $60, the Pentium G630 cannot compete with them.

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