CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 3220 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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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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More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per dollar 3.52 pt/$ vs 2.69 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 4 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,251 vs 1,974 Around 15% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,501 vs 2,132 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.04 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better cloud gate score 2,654 vs 2,302 More than 15% better cloud gate score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,775.1 vs 2,960.3 Around 30% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better performance per watt 6.06 pt/W vs 4.8 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs Core i3 3220

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G2020
151,400 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2020  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 4.8 pt/W 6.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G2020  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 29 33

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 50
Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.51 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,960.3 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Comments

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You might be right but most of the time depends on the PSU too....
Some of the modern games will reveal some bottlenecks if you have a fairly cheap CPU and a really good GPU.
G2020 is one of the underrated cpu for this year. People fail to realized that graphic cards matter 80% for gaming. Lousy graphic card means bad gaming performance. I'm pretty sure you can play some of the latest games on max settings with this cheap cpu as long as you have good graphic cards..... I can even play the original Crysis and Crysis 2 on my old core 2 duo cpu on some high settings.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. There was an error in the overall performance calculation. This has now been corrected.
Your figures for (relative) performance per dollar and per watt appear incorrect - think about it! How is it possible for the G2020 to have a higher performance per watt than the i3 considering they use the same power and the i3 clearly outperforms the other? Methinks you have mixed something up. Similarly the perf per dollar cannot be more than 2x the i3 model, at least based on the quoted Amazon prices.
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