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Core i3-550 vs Pentium G2020


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the G2020 is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the G2020 gets 42.4 k points.

Summarizing, the G2020 is 1 times faster than the i3-550 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
306a9
Core
Clarkdale
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
2/2
2/2
TDP
73 W
55 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
May 2010
January 2013

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i3-550
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
9902 (25.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
9010 (67.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
3869 (21.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
3089 (13.59%)
TOTAL
19192
25871 (34.80%)

Multithread

i3-550

G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
18830 (9.46%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
14146 (11.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
6606 (-24.19%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2810 (-1.81%)
TOTAL
41495
42392 (2.16%)

Performance/W
i3-550
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
342 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
257 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
120 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
51 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
771 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
3415 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
3107 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1334 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
1065 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
8921 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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