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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium P6200 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13GHz
Red Dead Redemption 2 687% 649%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 483% 455%
Cyberpunk 2077 568% 537%
Halo: Reach 225% 209%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 769% 727%
Detroit: Become Human 573% 541%
Borderlands 3 687% 649%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 756% 715%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 635% 600%
FIFA 20 463% 436%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13GHz is marginally better than the Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 P6200 2.13GHz was released over a year more recently than the Core 2 Duo, and so the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Pentium P6200 2.13GHz and the Core 2 Duo both have 2 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz and the Core 2 Duo may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

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 P6200 2.13GHz and Core 2 Duo 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 Pentium P6200 2.13GHz and the Core 2 Duo both have the same clock frequency, this is by no means an indicator that the two CPUs will provide the same level of performance. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

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 Core 2 Duo has a 2560 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and although the Core 2 Duo 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 Core 2 Duo has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz. However, the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by a small amount.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameArrandalePenryn
MoBo SocketrPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2Socket P
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date26 Sep 201001 Jan 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed2.13 GHzvs2.13 GHz
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Max TDP35 Wvs25 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs3072 KB
L3 Cache Size3 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewArrandale is the code name for a mobile Intel processor, sold as mobile Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 as well as Celeron and Pentium. It is closely related to the desktop Clarkdale processor; both use dual-core dies based on the 32 nm Westmere shrink of the Nehalem microarchitecture and have integrated Graphics as well as PCI Express and DMI links.
Arrandale is the successor of the 45 nm Core microarchitecture based Penryn processor that is used in the many mobile Intel Core 2, Celeron and Pentium Dual-Core processors. While Penryn typically used both a north bridge and a south bridge, Arrandale already contains the major north bridge components, which are the memory controller, PCI Express for external graphics, integrated graphics and the DMI connector, making it possible to build more compact systems without a separate northbridge or discrete graphics as Lynnfield.
Core 2 is a brand encompassing a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit x86-64 single-, dual-, and quad-core microprocessors based on the Core microarchitecture. The single- and dual-core models are single-die, whereas the quad-core models comprise two dies, each containing two cores, packaged in a multi-chip module. The introduction of Core 2 relegated the Pentium brand to the mid-range market, and reunified laptop and desktop CPU lines, which previously had been divided into the Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Pentium M brands.
The Core microarchitecture returned to lower clock rates and improved the usage of both available clock cycles and power when compared with the preceding NetBurst microarchitecture of the Pentium 4/D-branded CPUs. The Core microarchitecture provides more efficient decoding stages, execution units, caches, and buses, reducing the power consumption of Core 2-branded CPUs while increasing their processing capacity. Intel's CPUs have varied widely in power consumption according to clock rate, architecture, and semiconductor process, shown in the CPU power dissipation tables.

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