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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU A4-1200 Dual-Core Sempron Mobile 3300+
Cyberpunk 2077 1401% 2096%
Hitman 3 1921% 2857%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1921% 2857%
Resident Evil 8 1567% 2339%
FIFA 21 1304% 1954%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2367% 3510%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1354% 2028%
Genshin Impact 1036% 1563%
The Medium 2475% 3668%
Far Cry 6 2268% 3365%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU A4-1200 Dual-Core is marginally 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 APU A4-1200 Dual-Core was released over three years more recently than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and so the APU A4-1200 Dual-Core is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Sempron Mobile 3300+ when running the latest games.

The APU A4-1200 Dual-Core has 1 more core than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, while the APU A4-1200 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 APU A4-1200 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 1 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 probably a good indicator that the APU A4-1200 Dual-Core is superior.

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 A4-1200 Dual-Core has a 896 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the APU A4-1200 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 APU A4-1200 Dual-Core has a 58 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and was created with a 62 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the APU A4-1200 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).

The APU A4-1200 Dual-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 Sempron Mobile 3300+, 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 8180, 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 CodenameJaguar Temash KB-A1Georgetown
MoBo SocketBGA769 (FT3)Socket 754
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date23 May 201319 Aug 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed1 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP4 Wvs62 W
Lithography28 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs128 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 8180no
Base GPU Frequency225 MHzvs-
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Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAPU A4-1200 is a micro mobile processor based on the 28nm, Jaguar microarchitecture, exclusively for tablets.

It offers 2 codenamed 'Temash' Cores clocked at 1.0GHz and a total of 1MB of L2 Cache. The processor also features very weak integrated Graphics called Radeon HD 8210 with 128 Shader Processing Units that are based on the GCN architecture.

Its performance is very very limited and will be a bottleneck for most games and applications.
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.