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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core 2 Duo T2400 1.83GHz Pentium P6200 2.13GHz
Red Dead Redemption 2 1239% 687%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 893% 483%
Halo: Reach 453% 225%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1379% 769%
Cyberpunk 2077 1038% 568%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 1239% 687%
Borderlands 3 1239% 687%
FIFA 20 858% 463%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1239% 687%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 636% 333%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Core 2 Duo T2400 1.83GHz 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 Core 2 Duo, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Core 2 Duo and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 Core 2 Duo and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz 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 Core 2 Duo 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 0.3 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. 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 1536 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 4 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz. However, the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz was created with a 33 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 quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahArrandale
MoBo SocketSocket MrPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date05 Jan 200626 Sep 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.83 GHzvs2.13 GHz
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Max TDP31 Wvs35 W
Lithography65 nmvs32 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs3 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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Graphicsnono

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore 2 Duo T2400 1.83GHz is a somewhat old CPU part of the Core 2 Duo Mobile Series released by Intel in 2006-2009.
The performance is very limited and might not be enough to play today's very demanding games, like Metro 2033 or The Wither II without lag, even at medium settings, due to their intensive demand level.
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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