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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core Solo U1400 1.2GHz APU C-60
Cyberpunk 2077 3298% 1508%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4475% 2065%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3193% 1458%
FIFA 21 3078% 1404%
Watch Dogs Legion 4475% 2065%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3749% 1721%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5183% 2400%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5485% 2543%
Godfall 6462% 3005%
Genshin Impact 2473% 1118%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU C-60 is very slightly better than the Intel Core Solo U1400 1.2GHz 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 C-60 was released less than a year after the Core Solo U1400, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The APU C-60 has 1 more core than the Core Solo U1400. However, while the APU C-60 will probably perform better than the Core Solo U1400, 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 U1400 and APU C-60 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 Core Solo U1400 has a 0.2 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 Solo U1400 has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the APU C-60, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Core Solo U1400 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 Core Solo U1400 has a 3 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the APU C-60. However, the APU C-60 was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the APU C-60 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

The APU C-60 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 Core Solo U1400, 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 6290, 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 CodenameYonahOntario
MoBo SocketSocket 479Socket FS1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date23 Apr 200622 Aug 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
CPU Threads-vs2
Clock Speed1.2 GHzvs1 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs1.33 GHz
Max TDP6 Wvs9 W
Lithography65 nmvs40 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Virtualization Technologynovsno

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs-
Memory Channels-vs1
ECC Memory Supportnovsno

CPU Graphics

GraphicsnoRadeon HD 6290
Base GPU Frequency-vs400 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
Displays Supported-vs-

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.APU C-60 is a dual-core, ultra-thin, CPU targeted for small notebooks and netbooks.
It offers two cores clocked at 1.0GHz that go up to 1.33GHz, in Turbo Mode and comes with integrated graphics clocked at 276MHz that go up to 400MHz in turbo mode, and have 80 Shader Processing Units.
Its performance is very limited but its major feature is the low power consumption which is of just 9 Watts.