CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 5500

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

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

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm 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 9.38 pt/$ vs 6.65 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
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
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

Reasons to consider the
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
Higher GPU clock speed 760 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,016 vs 2,780 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs A8 5500

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,891

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
5,163

GeekBench

A8 5500
5,885

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5500
3,080

Passmark

A8 5500
4,016

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5500
1,269

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2020  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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 7.84 pt/W 6.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7560D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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