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Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 55W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80637G2020

  • 22nm Ivy Bridge 55W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics
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Go beyond everyday computing with the Intel® Pentium® dual-core desktop processor. An increasing number of software applications are now designed for dual-core processors enabling the user to be more creative and productive in the home or the office. The need for security and virus protection often means running more than one application at a time and the Pentium dual-core processor has the power to run them simultaneously.


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Model

Brand
Intel
Processors Type
Desktop
Series
Pentium
Model
BX80637G2020

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155

Tech Spec

Core Name
Ivy Bridge
# of Cores
Dual-Core
Name
Pentium G2020
Operating Frequency
2.9GHz
L2 Cache
2 x 256KB
L3 Cache
3MB
Manufacturing Tech
22nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
No
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Thermal Design Power
55W

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Matthew E.
  • 3/31/2014 7:01:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost like an i3

Pros: Received it very fast and I had no issues out of the box. The heatsink had thermal compound right on the bottom and I've yet to have any problems with overheating (knock on wood), it is running at a stable 25 degrees Celsius which is really good I know. It is paired with 4gb of RAM and Intel HD Graphics, which serves my purposes for now. I can actually run Fallout: New Vegas with no lag with just onboard graphics on medium settings, granted its not a graphic intensive game and medium settings aren't high but still the game doesn't crash on me and my Pentium seems to be able to take whatever I throw at it. It is very fast and very responsive! I honestly see no difference between this and an i3, if I were you I would simply buy this over an i3, you'll get practically the same performance for a much lower price. Great for a budget build!!

Cons: Not quad core, only dual core but oh well, not really a con since I knew that when I bought it.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a processor that will be able to handle most tasks thrown at it but for a cheap price, this is the one to go with no doubt! Don't expect to do any high end video editing or high end graphic intensive gaming but if you're a moderate PC gamer and you don't want to spend too much on a CPU then the Pentium G2020 is what you want! Also this was for my first PC build ever and I was very pleased that it worked as soon as I locked it into my socket.

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  • John O.
  • 3/22/2014 6:10:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!

Pros: When I bought this I was just looking for a cheap processor for a budget build. It has by far exceeded my expectations. It is super fast never any hang-ups. Graphics power is also pretty good I play many games with integrated graphics which was a surprise because I figured I wasn't going to be able to play games with it when I purchased it. Of course if you want to play modern high end games you need to add a graphics card. Honestly I don't see the point in getting any processor beyond this. i3's cost about double for a minimal difference in performance. This is really the most bang for the buck I would recommend this processor to anyone looking to build a PC for web surfing, video streaming, or lower-end gaming with integrated graphics.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I paired this with a Asrock z77 pro 3 motherboard and 4GB ram.

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  • Joe A.
  • 1/27/2014 5:50:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Processor for Budget Builds

Pros: Built a budget system around this unit for a customer and was pleasantly surprised by how snappy this inexpensive processor was. The graphics core is more than adequate for basic computing chores.

Cons: None

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  • Richard C.
  • 1/8/2014 2:47:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Great dual core Intel CPU at a great price. Runs solid. Superb for budget builds.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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  • Joel A.
  • 12/9/2013 5:44:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice, energy efficient chip

Pros: 55W, 22nm, dual core, Intel HD Graphics built in, and affordable. Great for ITX HTPC/NAS builds. Yes, not really for gaming use. Some people say Ivy Bridge is a better chip design than Sandy Bridge and even Haswell. Sometimes newer designs are not always necessarily better... Of course next year's chips from Intel might be a different story since 14nm is coming which is crazy...I'm assuming the TDP on those will be like half or less than this even at 22nm and quad core or more...

Cons: That is isn't 1W with 100 cores yet? I'm sure it will be soon enough...

Other Thoughts: Keep up the great work Intel...I'd love to see the inside of your $5 Billion Dollar Fab... That's some amazing tech to make these chips....

Boy has Tick/Tock spoiled us! (Thanks to AMD and Dirk Meyer of course for giving Intel that needed kick in their behind!)

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  • Ana B.
  • 12/1/2013 8:39:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsBoy was I wrong

Pros: I got this CPU since I have a gaming Desktop and it's in my living room and when I have visitors I don't like when they ask to use my computer and have to come into my room.So I am building a cheap desktop for basic use and I will put this in my living room for when I have visitors.
I got this CPU with a excellent AMD Radeon 6950 GPU and I was thinking of getting a AMD A10 CPU/GPU but I heard they overheat and this one was cheapier. Anyways with this CPU and the GPU I bought for this alongside a blu ray player and 8gb of ram and etc.I costed me about $450 for everything since I bought this stuff on cyber Monday.
I tryed to see how good this PC was so I played Metro 2033 and it can run it at high settings with it getting 45fps.I also have a 900p screen resolution monitor instead of a 1080p monitor like I do with my gaming PC because I knew it would need more resources.Also I can play battlefield3 at high settings and get 45fps.So overall I build a good Desktop.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good CPU and I'm surprised since my grandma has a desktop with this same CPU but also has a bad graphics card but can do your daily tasks.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 11/29/2013 4:41:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good (first impression)

Pros: Install was quick and easy, so far so good. Just finished installing Windows in a new build and am doing the countless rounds of windows updates.

Cons: None so far, although I've only just installed it. Not crazy about the stock Intel cooler, but it gets the job done.

Other Thoughts: It's a processor. It processes. Not much else you can say. Using it in a home office machine, perfect for the job without being overkill.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 11/24/2013 2:41:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget CPU

Pros: Great super low budget gaming CPU. Plays Planetside 2 almost as fast as my i3 based system that was double the price!

Cons: None at this price

Other Thoughts: Bought this CPU for a second PC that I wanted to put in the living room for basic computer usage. Wasn't planning on doing much gaming on it, as I have an i3 based system for that. However, I wanted to see how Planetside 2 would run on it. I wasn't expecting much out of a $67 chip ...boy was I wrong! Paired this bad boy with a Radeon 7770 and 8 gigs of ram and can consistently get 45 to 60 fps on medium/high settings. That's pretty amazing performance for such a cheap piece of silicon. My other PC has an i3 ivy @ 3.3GHz that cost twice as much. The video card, motherboard, and memory are all the same in both systems, so its a great comparison. This Pentium performs nearly as well as the i3. The difference in Planetside 2 is only a few fps, and I would attribute that to the higher clock speed of the i3. I haven't done any real benchmarking yet, but so far this thing looks like a great budget gaming CPU.

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  • GUSTAVO H.
  • 9/14/2013 10:28:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggscheap and slow

Pros: low wattage, easy set up, worked first time in first time on.

Cons: not the fastest processor, but it does the job for an entry level pc that is not for gaming. cpu temperature is comparable to just about any other cpu. it does not overheath nor does it stay cooler than an average processor.

Other Thoughts: built this for everyday mundane tasks. Dual cores are used to the max when using a lot of data transfers. I you are the kind of person who does not like to wait then stick with the 4 6 and 8 core processors.

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  • Alexander A.
  • 9/4/2013 12:01:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBe Wary, Minecraft Players...

Pros: Cheap, Ivy Bridge, nice upgrade from a Core 2 Duo E6600.

Cons: Running Minecraft with Tekkit and several other mods maxes out my CPU usage, causing the game to crash. (Why I took an egg off.) But otherwise, none.

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