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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz APU A10-5750M Quad-Core
Cyberpunk 2077 306% 167%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 446% 260%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 293% 159%
Hitman 3 446% 260%
Grand Theft Auto VI 567% 339%
FIFA 21 279% 150%
Far Cry 6 540% 322%
Genshin Impact 207% 102%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 531% 316%
Watch Dogs Legion 446% 260%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is significantly better than the Intel Celeron 2950M 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 Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz was released less than a year after the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has 2 more cores than the Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz. With 4 cores, the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

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 2950M 2.0GHz and APU A10-5750M Quad-Core 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 APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 0.5 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 APU A10-5750M Quad-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 APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 3584 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz, and although the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out 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 APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 2 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz. However, the Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz was created with a 10 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by a small amount.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Celeron 2950M 2.0GHz, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Radeon HD 8650G, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameHaswellRichland
MoBo SocketBGA 1168Socket FS1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Sep 201312 Mar 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs4
CPU Threads-vs4
Clock Speed2 GHzvs2.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs3.5 GHz
Max TDP37 Wvs35 W
Lithography22 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs105°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs4096 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size2048 MBvs-
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsnoRadeon HD 8650G
Base GPU Frequency-vs533 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs720 MHz
DirectX-vs11.1
Displays Supported-vs-
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Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron 2950M 2.0GHz is an entry-level Mobile Processor based on the 22nm Haswell architecture.
It's configuration is similar to the mobile Core i-Series but many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are deactivated.
As a result, the processor's performance is significantly reduced.
Expect modern 3D games smoothly at modest settings. However, its integrated graphics are relatively weak and might not run most of today's demanding games.
APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is a high-end mobile processor based on the 32nm, Richland micro-architecture.
It offers 4 Cores, initially clocked at 2.5GHz that go up to 3.5GHz, in Turbo Mode and 4MB of L2 Cache. It features integrated Graphics called Radeon HD 8650G which offer 384 Shader Processing Units and perform substantially better than Radeon HD 7660G. The max memory speed supported by the CPU is DDR3-1866. It consumes up to 35 Watt.
Expect a 10% performance boost when compared to its predecessor (A10-4600M). This CPU is still a bottleneck for high-end GPUs such as Radeon HD 7970M/GeForce GTX 680M and should only be paired with performance GPUs - Radeon HD 7850M/GeForce GTX 660M.