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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G2020

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2020

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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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AMD A4 5300

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs A4 5300

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,042

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,264

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
1,802

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G2020
151,400 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 5300
1,999

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 5300
1,252

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2020  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 7.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Pentium G2020  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7480D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 723 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Pentium G2020
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AMD A4 5300
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Comments

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AMD A-series processors make more sense especially when one considers a separate graphics card for Intel CPU's. Intel graphics is really poor
I can't decide between G2020 or A4 5300, Some one please advise, price isn't matter.
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