A8-5600K vs. Pentium G2120 CPU Review

PCMark 7

PCMark 7 performs a series of tests and gives scores in the following categories: An overall score called PCMark; a Productivity score, which is the system performance when using applications such as web browsing and home office applications; a Creativity score, which is the system performance when viewing, editing, converting, and storing photos and videos; an Entertainment score, which is the system performance when recording, viewing, streaming, and converting TV shows and movies, importing, organizing, and browsing music, and gaming; and a Computation score, which indicates the processing performance of the system. Let’s analyze the results.

AMD A8-5600K APU

The A8-5600K achieved a higher score than both its main competitors, the Pentium G2120 (17%) and the Core i3-2100 (20%), and also a higher score than the first-generation APUs we included in this review, the A8-3870K (12%) and the A8-3850 (14%).

AMD A8-5600K APU

On the productivity benchmark, the A8-5600K achieved a score similar to the A10-5800K and the Core i3-3220, a bit higher than the Pentium G2120 (4%) and substantially higher than the Core i3-2100 (15%). The A8-5600K also achieved a better score than the first-generation APUs we included in this review, the A8-3870K (20%) and the A8-3850 (23%).

AMD A8-5600K APU

On the creativity benchmark, the A8-5600K achieved the same score level as the A10-5800K, which was 5% higher than the Core i3-2100 and the Pentium G2120, 10% higher than the A8-3870K, and 11% higher than the A8-3850.

AMD A8-5600K APU

On the entertainment benchmark, the A8-5600K achieved a score much higher than its competitors, the Pentium G2120 (39%) and the Core i3-2100 (32%). The A8-5600K also achieved a better result than the A8-3870K (4%) and the A8-3850 (6%).

AMD A8-5600K APU

On the computation benchmark, the A8-5600K achieved the same performance level as the Core i3-2100 and the Pentium G2120, with a score 12% higher than the A8-3870K and 15% higher than the A8-3850.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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