CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 4500M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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Features and specifications that differ between products

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,238 vs 848 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 4 months later
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 13.13 pt/$ vs 0.97 pt/$ Around 13.5x better performance per dollar
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs A8 4500M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M
3,171

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
2,875

GeekBench

A8 4500M
4,382

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7640G

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 9.71 pt/W 9.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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