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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz Pentium P6200 2.13GHz
Red Dead Redemption 2 520% 687%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 360% 483%
Halo: Reach 156% 225%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 585% 769%
FIFA 20 343% 463%
Borderlands 3 520% 687%
Cyberpunk 2077 427% 568%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 520% 687%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 520% 687%
eFootball PES 2020 410% 547%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz was released over a year more recently than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and so the Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz both have 2 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 Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz and Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 Pentium P6200 2.13GHz has a 0.03 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 Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz have the same L2 cache size, but the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz has a 1 MB bigger L3 cache, so in this area, it wins out over the Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz.

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.

Both the Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz have the same TDP of 35 Watts, but the Celeron 1020M 2.1GHz has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameIvy BridgeArrandale
MoBo SocketrPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Apr 201326 Sep 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed2.1 GHzvs2.13 GHz
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Max TDP35 Wvs35 W
Lithography22 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size2 MBvs3 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron 1020M 2.1GHz is a budget laptop CPU based on the Ivy Bridge micro-architecture.
Manufactured with a 22nm technology, it features 2 Cores clocked at 2.1GHz and Integrated Graphics initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1000MHz in Turbo Mode. The Memory controller supports up to DDR3-1600 memory type. The Max power drawn should be of around 35W.
Its performance is reasonable but will become a bottleneck for mainstream Graphics Cards.
Arrandale is the code name for a mobile Intel processor, sold as mobile Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 as well as Celeron and Pentium. It is closely related to the desktop Clarkdale processor; both use dual-core dies based on the 32 nm Westmere shrink of the Nehalem microarchitecture and have integrated Graphics as well as PCI Express and DMI links.
Arrandale is the successor of the 45 nm Core microarchitecture based Penryn processor that is used in the many mobile Intel Core 2, Celeron and Pentium Dual-Core processors. While Penryn typically used both a north bridge and a south bridge, Arrandale already contains the major north bridge components, which are the memory controller, PCI Express for external graphics, integrated graphics and the DMI connector, making it possible to build more compact systems without a separate northbridge or discrete graphics as Lynnfield.

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