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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 450 2.0GHz Turion 64 Mobile MK-36
Cyberpunk 2077 1683% 1800%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2301% 2458%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1628% 1741%
FIFA 21 1568% 1677%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1920% 2052%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1817% 1942%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2672% 2854%
Watch Dogs Legion 2301% 2458%
Genshin Impact 1250% 1338%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2831% 3022%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron M 450 2.0GHz is marginally better than the AMD Turion 64 Mobile MK-36 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 M 450 was released over a year more recently than the Turion 64 Mobile, and so the Celeron M 450 is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for 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 Celeron M 450 and the Turion 64 Mobile 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 Celeron M 450 and the Turion 64 Mobile 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 M 450 and Turion 64 Mobile 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 Celeron M 450 and the Turion 64 Mobile both have the same clock frequency, this is by no means an indicator that the two CPUs will provide the same level of performance. 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 M 450 has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Turion 64 Mobile, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron M 450 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 Celeron M 450 has a 4 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion 64 Mobile, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron M 450 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 CodenameYonahRichmond
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket S1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200622 Jun 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP27 Wvs31 W
Lithography65 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs512 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron is a family of microprocessors from Intel targeted at the low-end consumer market. CPUs in the Celeron brand have used designs from sixth- to eighth-generation CPU microarchitectures. [Please be aware that GD data is constantly refined as more information and reports are made available.]AMD Turion is the brand name AMD applies to its 64-bit low-power consumption (mobile) processors codenamed K8L. The Turion 64 and Turion 64 X2/Ultra processors compete with Intel's mobile processors, initially the Pentium M and the Intel Core and Intel Core 2 processors.