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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium Dual Core T2060 1.6GHz Sempron Mobile 3300+
Cyberpunk 2077 1248% 2096%
Hitman 3 1715% 2857%
Resident Evil 8 1397% 2339%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1715% 2857%
FIFA 21 1161% 1954%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2116% 3510%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1206% 2028%
Genshin Impact 921% 1563%
Far Cry 6 2027% 3365%
The Medium 2213% 3668%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060 1.6GHz is very slightly better than the AMD Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Pentium Dual Core was released over a year more recently than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and so the Pentium Dual Core is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Pentium Dual Core has 1 more core than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, while the Pentium Dual Core will probably perform better than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, 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 Pentium Dual Core and Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Pentium Dual Core.

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 Pentium Dual Core has a 896 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Pentium Dual Core 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 Pentium Dual Core has a 31 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Pentium Dual Core will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahGeorgetown
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket 754
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 200719 Aug 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
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L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs128 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe first processors using the brand appeared in notebook computers in early 2007. Those processors, named Pentium T2060, T2080, and T2130, had the 32-bit Pentium M-derived Yonah core, and closely resembled the Core Duo T2050 processor with the exception of having 1 MB of L2 cache instead of 2 MB. All three of them had a 533 MHz FSB connecting the CPU with the memory. Intel developed the Pentium Dual-Core at the request of laptop manufacturers.Sempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats. The Sempron replaced the AMD Duron processor and competes against Intel's Celeron series of processors. AMD coined the name from the Latin semper, which means always, to suggest the Sempron is suitable for daily use, practical, and part of everyday life.