Intel Pentium G2030 vs Intel Pentium G3250

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Intel Pentium G2030 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium G3250
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G3250

CPU comparison

Intel Pentium G2030 or Intel Pentium G3250 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Pentium G2030 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium G2030 was released in Q2/2013.

The Intel Pentium G3250 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium G3250 was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Pentium (150) Family Intel Pentium (150)
Intel Pentium G2000 (4) CPU group Intel Pentium G3000 (14)
4 Generation 5
Ivy Bridge S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium G2030 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium G2030 is 3.00 GHz while the Intel Pentium G3250 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium G3250 is at 3.20 GHz.

Intel Pentium G2030 Characteristic Intel Pentium G3250
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Pentium G2030 Characteristic Intel Pentium G3250
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Pentium G2030 or Intel Pentium G3250 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1)
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
7 GPU Generation 7.5
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 10
48 Shader 80
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Pentium G2030 can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The Intel Pentium G3250 supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

Intel Pentium G2030 Characteristic Intel Pentium G3250
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1333
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Pentium G2030 is 55 W, while the Intel Pentium G3250 has a TDP of 53 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Pentium G2030 Characteristic Intel Pentium G3250
55 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 53 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Pentium G2030 is manufactured in 22 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The Intel Pentium G3250 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

Intel Pentium G2030 Characteristic Intel Pentium G3250
22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
LGA 1155 Socket LGA 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2013 Release date Q3/2014
50 $ Release price 54 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium G2030 (85%)
Intel Pentium G3250 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium G2030 (85%)
Intel Pentium G3250 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
607 (86%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
707 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1124 (85%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1320 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
512 (82%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
624 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
886 (75%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1180 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
96 (55%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 1.10 GHz
176 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1721 (88%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1954 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
583 (87%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
671 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
109 (87%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
125 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
217 (90%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
240 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
608 (100%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium G2030 Intel Pentium G2030
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1217 (100%)
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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