CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 5500


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Pentium G2020 

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Intel Pentium G2020

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Front view of Intel Pentium G2020

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G2020

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G2020

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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 1,560 vs 1,269 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 6.48 pt/$ vs 4.99 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar
Slightly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Marginally newer Jan, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 5500

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AMD A8 5500

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Significantly 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
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark score 4,031 vs 2,764 More than 45% better PassMark score
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,820 vs 4,303 More than 35% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz vs 3.01 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs A8 5500

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 5500

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 5500


A8 5500

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5500
Pentium G2020 A8 5500 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5500

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G2020  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7560D


Pentium G2020  vs
A8 5500 
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


Overclock popularity 3 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.01 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz 3.23 GHz

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 8.43 pt/W 7.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
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