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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium P6200 2.13GHz Turion II Neo K625
Red Dead Redemption 2 582% 994%
Cyberpunk 2077 568% 973%
Doom Eternal 547% 939%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 483% 836%
Software Inc. 36% 119%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 742% 1252%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1042% 1734%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 495% 856%
Need For Speed Heat 565% 968%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 333% 594%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz is noticeably better than the AMD Turion II Neo K625 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 less than a year after the Turion II Neo, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium P6200 2.13GHz and the Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo 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 has a 0.63 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 .

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 II Neo has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and although the Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo has a 20 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, but there really isn't much in it.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameArrandaleGeneva
MoBo SocketrPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date26 Sep 201012 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed2.13 GHzvs1.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP35 Wvs15 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs2048 KB
L3 Cache Size3 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsnono

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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.
Turion II Neo K625 is a Dual core mobile CPU based on the 45 nm Geneva Core.
It features 2 cores, clocked 1.5GHz and the fastest supported memory is DDR3-1066.
Its performance is below the average but decent enough to run most games from medium to high settings fluently, if paired with the appropriate GPU, obviously. However, the most demanding games will require very reduced settings to be played optimally.

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