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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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better performance per dollar 7.73 pt/$ vs 4.99 pt/$ Around 55% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,560 vs 1,268 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
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

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
Better PassMark score 4,036 vs 2,762 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
4,933

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 5500
5,820

GeekBench

A8 5500
5,885

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5500
3,080
Pentium G2020 A8 5500 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5500
1,268

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
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7560D

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

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 7.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
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