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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core Solo T1400 1.83GHz Turion II K125
Cyberpunk 2077 1635% 1615%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2236% 2209%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1581% 1562%
FIFA 21 1523% 1504%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1865% 1843%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2597% 2567%
Watch Dogs Legion 2236% 2209%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1865% 1843%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2752% 2719%
Genshin Impact 1214% 1199%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II K125 is marginally better than the Intel Core Solo T1400 1.83GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Turion II K125 was released less than a year after the Core Solo T1400, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Core Solo T1400 and the Turion II K125 both have 1 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Core Solo T1400 and the Turion II K125 may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Core Solo T1400 and Turion II K125 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Core Solo T1400 has a 0.13 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Turion II K125 has a 1022 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core Solo T1400, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Turion II K125 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Turion II K125 has a 15 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core Solo T1400, and was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Turion II K125 will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahGeneva
MoBo SocketSocket 479Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 May 200612 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed1.83 GHzvs1.7 GHz
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System Bus 667 MHzvs-
Max TDP27 Wvs12 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.1625V - 1.30V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewYonah was the code name for (the core of) Intel's first generation of 65 nm process mobile microprocessors, based on the Banias/Dothan-core Pentium M microarchitecture. SIMD performance has been improved through the addition of SSE3 instructions and improvements to SSE and SSE2 implementations, while integer performance decreased slightly due to higher latency cache. Additionally, Yonah includes support for the NX bit.Turion 64 X2 is AMD's 64-bit dual-core mobile CPU, intended to compete with Intel's Core and Core 2 CPUs. The Turion 64 X2 was launched on May 17, 2006, after several delays. These processors use Socket S1, and feature DDR2 memory. They also include AMD Virtualization Technology and more power-saving features. AMD first produced the Turion 64 X2 on IBM's 90 nm Silicon on insulator (SOI) process (cores with the Taylor codename). As of May 2007, they have switched to a 65 nm Silicon-Germanium stressed process[citation needed], which was recently achieved through the combined effort of IBM and AMD, with 40% improvement over comparable 65 nm processes[citation needed]. The earlier 90 nm devices were codenamed Taylor and Trinidad, while the newer 65 nm cores have codename Tyler.