CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 6500

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 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better performance per dollar 10.51 pt/$ vs 7.56 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar
Slightly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Slightly 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 6500

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AMD A8 6500

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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 3.5 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
Significantly 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 4,559 vs 2,780 Around 65% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 3.04 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,098 vs 4,092 Around 50% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better performance per watt 10.7 pt/W vs 7.93 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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
5,452

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 6500
6,098

GeekBench

A8 6500
6,098

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 6500
1,468

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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 7.93 pt/W 10.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Pentium G2020  vs
A8 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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

Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Pentium G2020
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