Intel G620 LGA1155 vs Sandy Bridge


Apr 20, 2012
Hi guys!

Does anybody know which one is better for Flight Simulator X sp2 the Intel Pentium G620 2.60GHz LGA1155 or Sandy Bridge? What is the difference anyway? Any feedback appreciated. :)
oh i3 also got hyper thread

1155 refers to the socket that the CPU sits on the motherboard. Land grid array 1155 pin.

H61, H67, p67, Z68 would refer to the chip sets.


Sep 23, 2011
Pentium G620 is a Sandy Bridge CPU. Sandy bridge is the microarchitecture or design of the processor core.

I am assuming you mean the i3, i5 and i7

going from lowest to highest
Celeron is the lowest with mostly a single core (some model got 2) and most thing disabled.
Pentium has two core, higher speed, but lacks quicksync
i3 are dual core with quicksync which accelerate video playback.
i5 got 4 core, "K" version has unlocked multiplier
i7 adds hyperthread
sandybridge-E adds 2 extra core but uses different chipset/motherboards.


Feb 10, 2012
The G620 is a sandybridge CPU. Sandybridge is the architecture/generation of a set of CPU's ranging from the g620 and including the i3 2100, 2120, i5 2400, 2500, 2500k, i7 2600k (and others).

The G620 is a very basic duel core model however with a basic gaming card it would likely be better for FSX than the AMD's you listed in the other thread. The ideal budget sandybridge though is the i3 2100 and the top dog when budget doesnt matter (for gaming) is the 2500k.

In the coming days Intel will release the next generation of CPU "Ivybridge"

G620 may suit you well as when combined with a decent motherboard you have the basis of a system with a good upgrade path at a later date when budget allows you could drop in an i5.

If you can stretch the i3 would be better than the g620.

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