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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU A6-3400M Quad-Core Pentium P6200 2.13GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 398% 568%
Red Dead Redemption 2 407% 582%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 334% 483%
Doom Eternal 382% 547%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 527% 742%
Need For Speed Heat 395% 565%
Grand Theft Auto VI 750% 1042%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 597% 836%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 689% 959%
Star Citizen 382% 547%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU A6-3400M Quad-Core is noticeably 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 APU A6-3400M Quad-Core was released less than a year after the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The APU A6-3400M Quad-Core has 2 more cores than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz. With 4 cores, the APU A6-3400M 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 APU A6-3400M Quad-Core and Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 0.73 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 A6-3400M Quad-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 A6-3400M Quad-Core has a 3584 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and although the APU A6-3400M 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.

Both the APU A6-3400M Quad-Core and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz have the same TDP of 35 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 32 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

The APU A6-3400M 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 Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 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 6520G, 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 CodenameLlanoArrandale
MoBo SocketSocket FS1rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date14 Jun 201126 Sep 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
Clock Speed1.4 GHzvs2.13 GHz
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Max TDP35 Wvs35 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size512 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs3 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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GraphicsRadeon HD 6520Gno
Base GPU Frequency400 MHzvs-
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DirectX11vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFusion A6-3400M Quad Core is a Mobile CPU with 4 Cores and Threads and part of the APUs family released by AMD in 2010/2011.
The performance is not very impressive, since it only features 4 threads and quite far from Intel's Quad Core Sandy Bridge CPUs that feature 2 threads per core.
Still, all games should be maxed out if paired with the appropriate GPU.
Arrandale 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.

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