CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2020 vs 4200M among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4200M  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i5 4200M

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 13.99 mPixels/s vs 4.36 mPixels/s Around 3.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better performance per watt 16.78 pt/W vs 2.11 pt/W Around 8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.76 pt/$ vs 1.54 pt/$ Around 80% better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 44.69W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,610 vs 3,870 Around 45% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 8 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2020 vs Core i5 4200M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G2020
3.64 mHash/s
Core i5 4200M
14.56 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G2020
0.48 fps
Core i5 4200M
0.89 fps

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 i5 4200M
3,245,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G2020  vs
Core i5 4200M 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 37W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 32.41 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 16.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 30.06W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G2020  vs
Core i5 4200M 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.03 GHz 3.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz 3.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
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 32,000 MB
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