CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 6500


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-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 1 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

AMD A8 6500 

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AMD A8 6500

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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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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 9.22 pt/$ vs 8.04 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
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 A8 6500

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AMD A8 6500

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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
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
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
Higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 25% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,557 vs 2,780 Around 65% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 5,462 vs 3,799 Around 45% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 3.04 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 8.05 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.31 GHz vs 3.01 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 4 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs A8 6500

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 6500


A8 6500

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 6500

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G2020  vs
A8 6500 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded No No


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


Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 8570D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 800 MHz


Pentium G2020  vs
A8 6500 
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


Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.01 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz 3.5 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 8.05 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
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