Intel Core i5-580M vs Intel Pentium G2020

Compare Intel Core 2 core CPU vs Intel Pentium G Series 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

11 %
Identical
11 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

20 %
24 %
20% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
12% slightly better multitasking score
8 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

8 %
Identical
8 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

943
969
2% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

436
532
22% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
100% significantly more threads
2

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
9% slightly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
57% significantly lower TDP
55 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

8 GiB
32 GiB
300% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,088th of 1,337
1,077th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Core
Pentium G Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2010
February 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i5-580M vs Pentium G2020 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Pentium G2020 performs better than the Core i5-580M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-580M in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i5-580M has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Pentium G2020 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-580M. A Core i5-580M CPU outputs less heat than a Pentium G2020 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-580M has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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