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Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron Mobile 3300+ Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-50
Cyberpunk 2077 2096% 1199%
Hitman 3 2857% 1649%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2857% 1649%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2028% 1159%
FIFA 21 1954% 1115%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3510% 2036%
Far Cry 6 3365% 1950%
Genshin Impact 1563% 884%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3315% 1920%
Battlefield 6 2973% 1718%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-50 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 Turion 64 X2 was released less than a year after the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Turion 64 X2 has 1 more core than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, while the Turion 64 X2 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 Sempron Mobile 3300+ and Turion 64 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 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 Turion 64 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 Turion 64 X2 has a 384 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Turion 64 X2 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 Turion 64 X2 has a 31 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+ (though they were created with the same size 90 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Turion 64 X2 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 CodenameGeorgetownTaylor
MoBo SocketSocket 754Socket S1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date19 Aug 200517 May 2006
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSempron 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.Turion 64 X2 is AMD's 64-bit dual-core mobile CPU, intended to compete with Intel's Core and Core 2 CPUs. The Turion 64 X2 was launched on May 17, 2006, after several delays. These processors use Socket S1, and feature DDR2 memory. They also include AMD Virtualization Technology and more power-saving features. AMD first produced the Turion 64 X2 on IBM's 90 nm Silicon on insulator (SOI) process (cores with the Taylor codename). As of May 2007, they have switched to a 65 nm Silicon-Germanium stressed process[citation needed], which was recently achieved through the combined effort of IBM and AMD, with 40% improvement over comparable 65 nm processes[citation needed]. The earlier 90 nm devices were codenamed Taylor and Trinidad, while the newer 65 nm cores have codename Tyler.