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Front view of Intel Pentium G2020

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Intel Pentium G2020

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 221

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon II X2 221 vs the Intel Pentium G2020.

Features Key features of the Pentium G2020  vs Athlon II X2 221 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G2020
3.03 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2020  vs
Athlon II X2 221 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
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
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Pentium G2020  vs
Athlon II X2 221 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Pentium G2020
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AMD Athlon II X2 221
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