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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Phenom II X3 N850 Pentium P6200 2.13GHz
Call of Duty Warzone 338% 483%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 696% 959%
Cyberpunk 2077 402% 568%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 452% 635%
Doom Eternal 603% 836%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 533% 742%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 17% 55%
Grand Theft Auto VI 758% 1042%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 533% 742%
Half-Life: Alyx 533% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Phenom II X3 N850 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 Phenom II X3 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 Phenom II X3 has 1 more core than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz. However, while the Phenom II X3 will probably perform better than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 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 Phenom II X3 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 Phenom II X3 has a 0.07 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 Phenom II X3 has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, and although the Phenom II X3 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 Phenom II X3 and the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz have the same TDP of 35 Watts, but the Pentium P6200 2.13GHz has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameChamplainArrandale
MoBo SocketSocket S1g4rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 201026 Sep 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores3vs2
Clock Speed2.2 GHzvs2.13 GHz
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Max TDP35 Wvs35 W
Lithography45 nmvs32 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size384 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1536 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs3 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsnono

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPhenom II X3 N850 is a triple core mobile CPU based on the Champlain Core and therefore related to the Athlon II X3 Desktop Series.
It features 3 cores, clocked 2.2GHz and the fastest supported memory is DDR3-1333.
Its performance is average and decent enough to run most games at high settings fluently, if paired with the appropriate GPU, obviously. However, the most demanding games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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.