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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 797 1.4GHz Turion II Neo K625
Cyberpunk 2077 1712% 866%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2339% 1201%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1656% 836%
FIFA 21 1595% 804%
Watch Dogs Legion 2339% 1201%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1952% 994%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2717% 1402%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2878% 1488%
Godfall 3399% 1766%
Genshin Impact 1272% 632%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Neo K625 is noticeably better than the Intel Celeron M 797 1.4GHz 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 Celeron M 797 was released over a year more recently than the Turion II Neo, and so the Celeron M 797 is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Turion II Neo has 1 more core than the Celeron M 797. However, while the Turion II Neo will probably perform better than the Celeron M 797, 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 Celeron M 797 and Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo has a 0.1 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 Turion II Neo has a 1792 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron M 797, and although the Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo has a 2 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 797. However, the Celeron M 797 was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron M 797 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSandy BridgeGeneva
MoBo SocketBGA 1023Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 201212 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.4 GHzvs1.5 GHz
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Max TDP17 Wvs15 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs2048 KB
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L3 Cache Size1.5 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSandy Bridge is the codename for a microarchitecture developed by Intel beginning in 2005 for central processing units in computers to replace the Nehalem microarchitecture. Intel demonstrated a Sandy Bridge processor in 2009, and released first products based on the architecture in January 2011 under the Core brand.Turion II Neo K625 is a Dual core mobile CPU based on the 45 nm Geneva Core.
It features 2 cores, clocked 1.5GHz and the fastest supported memory is DDR3-1066.
Its performance is below the average but decent enough to run most games from medium to high settings fluently, if paired with the appropriate GPU, obviously. However, the most demanding games will require very reduced settings to be played optimally.