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Intel Pentium G2010 2.80GHz Reviews

strych9

Pretty good for a budget processor

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Pros: Low price, low power consumption, runs cool, pretty fast

Cons: Locked multi, almost no Ivy Bridge features

I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz and although the performance increase isn't a lot, it opens the path to better upgrades down the line. It has a TDP of 55W and it runs pretty cool too. My room temperature is more than 30C (Southeast-Asia; no AC) and the CPU idles at around 30C and at load the max temps are around 45C on both cores with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. The new budget CPUs, despite being the 22nm Ivy Bridge, don't support DDR3-1600, XMP, PCIe 3.0, etc, and there's zero difference between the G2010 and its Sandy Bridge counterpart. And like all other Ivy Bridge CPUs except 3570k and 3770k, the multiplier of this processor is locked. CPU-Z and some benchmark...
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