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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 450 2.0GHz Athlon Turion X2 Dual Core L510
Cyberpunk 2077 1683% 1059%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2301% 1460%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1628% 1023%
FIFA 21 1568% 984%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1920% 1213%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2672% 1702%
Watch Dogs Legion 2301% 1460%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1920% 1213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2831% 1805%
Genshin Impact 1250% 777%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon Turion X2 Dual Core L510 is very slightly better than the Intel Celeron M 450 2.0GHz 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 Athlon Turion X2 was released less than a year after the Celeron M 450, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Athlon Turion X2 has 1 more core than the Celeron M 450. However, while the Athlon Turion X2 will probably perform better than the Celeron M 450, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. Both CPUs also have quite low clock frequencies, which means recent games will have to be played at low settings, assuming you own an equivalently powerful GPU.

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 Athlon Turion X2 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 has a 0.4 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. In this case, however, the difference is enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the Athlon Turion X2.

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 and the Athlon Turion X2 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Athlon Turion X2 has a 192 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Celeron M 450, at least in this area.

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 Athlon Turion X2 has a 7 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 450 (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Athlon Turion X2 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 CodenameYonahCongo
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket S1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200601 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.6 GHz
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System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP27 Wvs20 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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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.]With 27 mm 27 mm in size and 2.5 mm in thickness, the Athlon Neo processors utilize a new package called "ASB1", essentially a BGA package, for smaller footprint to allow smaller designs for notebooks and lowering the cost. The clock of the processors is significantly lower than desktop and other mobile counterparts to reach a low TDP, at 15W maximum for a single core x86-64 CPU at 1.6 GHz. The Athlon Neo processors are equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache and HyperTransport 1.0 running at 800 MHz frequency.