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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core Solo U1500 1.33GHz Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325
Cyberpunk 2077 2662% 1019%
Hitman 3 3619% 1406%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3619% 1406%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2577% 984%
FIFA 21 2483% 946%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4440% 1739%
Far Cry 6 4258% 1665%
Genshin Impact 1991% 747%
Battlefield 6 3765% 1465%
Resident Evil 8 2967% 1142%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 is noticeably better than the Intel Core Solo U1500 1.33GHz 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 Athlon Neo X2 was released less than a year after the Core Solo U1500, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Athlon Neo X2 has 1 more core than the Core Solo U1500. However, while the Athlon Neo X2 will probably perform better than the Core Solo U1500, 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 Core Solo U1500 and Athlon Neo X2 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 Athlon Neo X2 has a 0.17 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 Athlon Neo X2 has a 1022 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core Solo U1500, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Athlon Neo X2 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

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 Athlon Neo X2 has a 37 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core Solo U1500 (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Athlon Neo X2 will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahConesus
MoBo SocketSocket 479Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 200701 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.33 GHzvs1.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP55 Wvs18 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range0.85V - 1.1V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
Comparison

CPU Graphics

Graphicsnono

CPU Package and Version Specifications

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Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewYonah was the code name for (the core of) Intel's first generation of 65 nm process mobile microprocessors, based on the Banias/Dothan-core Pentium M microarchitecture. SIMD performance has been improved through the addition of SSE3 instructions and improvements to SSE and SSE2 implementations, while integer performance decreased slightly due to higher latency cache. Additionally, Yonah includes support for the NX bit.With 27 mm 27 mm in size and 2.5 mm in thickness, the Athlon Neo processors utilize a new package called "ASB1", essentially a BGA package, for smaller footprint to allow smaller designs for notebooks and lowering the cost. The clock of the processors is significantly lower than desktop and other mobile counterparts to reach a low TDP, at 15W maximum for a single core x86-64 CPU at 1.6 GHz. The Athlon Neo processors are equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache and HyperTransport 1.0 running at 800 MHz frequency.