Intel Pentium G2120?

Hi guys
ive just come across one of the new ivybridge pentiums ..... the Intel Pentium G2120 looks pretty neat and with a 3.1ghz clock speed its no slow coach aswell
however would this be worth buying to replace my current pentium G620 ? ..... and what would ivybridge offer me ( in terms of pentium ) compared to sandybridge ....
as mentioned the 3.1ghz clock speed would obviously be a improvement over the G620 and the 22nm manufacturing process should give me cooler operation ... but in games and general applications could i expect a improvement ?
cheers
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  1. Ivy Bridge is 10% clock for clock faster and runs cooler. You will see a difference but it won't be gigantic. Bottom line, do you need to upgrade? Is your system not hacking it anymore?
  2. running fine mate.... just wondered about the improvements over the sandybridge pentiums ...
  3. what the pentium g2120 is is that it will be similarish to a i3-2100. it will lose the minor performance gains of the 2 hyperthreads on the i3-2100, but gain the 5-10% speed difference for being an ivy bridge. since the cpu doesn't overclock, heat is not an issue.
  4. I don't think it's worth it to upgrade a G620 to anything less than a Core i3-3220, and even that's only a modest upgrade.
  5. I agree. If you are going to upgrade a Pentium-G6xx/8xx, aim for at least i3-3xxx otherwise it will be a barely noticeable sidegrade.
  6. The Intel G2120 gives memory support up to 1600mhz, where your G620 only does 1066mhz. But, buying a low-end CPU, usually means you have a low-end motherboard as well. Thus, you'll probably get 1333mhz on your memory speed. I also see an overall increase between 10 - 15 percent on CPU performance. So, my advice, if you can use the G620 in another PC, or sell it to a friend, then go for the small upgrade. Buying something more expensive like a graphicscard, I would not suggest a small upgrade.
  7. Falcon_89 said:
    The Intel G2120 gives memory support up to 1600mhz, where your G620 only does 1066mhz. But, buying a low-end CPU, usually means you have a low-end motherboard as well. Thus, you'll probably get 1333mhz on your memory speed. I also see an overall increase between 10 - 15 percent on CPU performance. So, my advice, if you can use the G620 in another PC, or sell it to a friend, then go for the small upgrade. Buying something more expensive like a graphicscard, I would not suggest a small upgrade.

    The G620 supports 1333mhz, 1600mhz etc. :kaola:
  8. The G2120 has performance between the Sandy Bridge Pentium G870 and i3-2100 in PassMark test. All three chips are at 3.1GHz. The G2120 is very close performance-wise to the i3-2100 and cheaper than the i3 for about $20, so it's a good choice if you want to save money on the CPU and don't need QuickSync.

    http://techonbudget.com/desktops/intel-pentium-g2120-review
  9. So what did you get, lol.
  10. all pentium G6xx series support memory speeds of only 1066 mhz max.
    the G8xx supports upto 1333 mhz max while new ivy bridge pentiums support upto 1600 mhz max
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