Pentium G2020 is dual-core budget microprocessor, based on Ivy
Bridge 22nm microarchitecture. Details of this model were revealed by
Fudzilla in October 2012, and the Pentium was released in January
2013. At the launch time, the official price of the G2020 was $64,
that is the same as the price of slightly slower G2010 model. Both
CPUs are positioned against triple-core A6-Series and quad-core
Athlon II processors from AMD.
Similar to other microprocessors, based on Ivy Bridge architecture,
Pentium G2020 has 2 CPU cores with dedicated L1 and L2 caches, and
shared 3MB last level cache. The chip also incorporates dual-channel
memory controller, and HD capable graphics unit. The CPU operates at
2.9 GHz, and supports Intel 64, Virtualization and Execute disable bit
technologies. Intel 64 technology, also called EM64T, is needed to run
64-bit operating systems. Execute disable bit can protect from certain
kinds of viruses. Virtualization feature improves performance when
running virtualized OSes and programs. Being a budget processor, the
G2020 doesn't support more advanced features, like Hyper-Threading and
Turbo Boost. With just 2 cores and not very high clock rate, the G2020
is not well suited for CPU intensive applications, but it can run many
day-to-day office-type programs and applications without problems.
Integrated graphics unit on this Pentium runs at 650 MHz, and its
frequency can be temporarily boosted to 1050 MHz. This is sufficient
for any type of 2D graphics, and for simple 3D games. However, the GPU
does not have additional execution units for 3D acceleration to power
the latest games, or run general purpose GPU (GPGPU) tasks. The GPU
doesn't support high-end features, such as Quick Sync Video, Clear Video
HD technology or InTru 3D.
Intel G2020 fits into 55 Watt thermal envelope, which is
standard for all mainstream Pentium Ivy Bridge CPUs. The chip is
produced in an LGA package, compatible with socket 1155 motherboards.
The Pentium can be upgraded to faster Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, if
Intel Pentium G2020 specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||Intel Pentium Dual-Core|
|Model number ? ||G2020|
|CPU part numbers||CM8063701444700 is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
BX80637G2020 is a boxed processor (English version)
BXC80637G2020 is a boxed processor (Chinese version)
|Frequency ? ||2900 MHz|
|Bus speed ? ||5 GT/s DMI|
|Clock multiplier ? ||29|
|Package||1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array|
|Socket||Socket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155|
|Size||1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm|
|Introduction date||January 20, 2013|
|Price at introduction||$64|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core ? ||Ivy Bridge|
|Core stepping ? ||P0 (SR10H)|
|Manufacturing process||0.022 micron|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size ? ||2 x 32 KB instruction caches|
2 x 32 KB data caches
|Level 2 cache size ? ||2 x 256 KB|
|Level 3 cache size||3 MB|
|Physical memory||32 GB|
- MMX instructions
- SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
- SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
- SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4 ?
- EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64 ?
- NX / XD / Execute disable bit ?
- VT-x / Virtualization technology ?
|Low power features||Enhanced SpeedStep technology ? |
|Integrated peripherals / components|
- GPU Type: HD (Ivy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz): 650
Maximum frequency (MHz): 1050
- The number of controllers: 1
Memory channels: 2
Supported memory: DDR3-1333
- Direct Media Interface 2.0
- PCI Express 2.0 interface
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|Thermal Design Power ? ||55 Watt|
Detailed side-by-side comparison
Q: I have an Intel Pentium G2020 CPU. Is it possible to upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please check CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Pentium G2020 Overclocking
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
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