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Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P520
Cyberpunk 2077 435% 605%
Call of Duty Warzone 367% 515%
Grand Theft Auto VI 814% 1104%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 574% 788%
Valorant 222% 325%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 571% 784%
Maneater 435% 605%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 748% 1017%
Doom Eternal 649% 887%
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 418% 582%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz is noticeably better than the AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P520 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 Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz was released over a year more recently than the Turion II Dual-Core, and so the Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz and the Turion II Dual-Core 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 i3-3229Y 1.4GHz and the Turion II Dual-Core 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 i3-3229Y 1.4GHz and Turion II Dual-Core 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 Dual-Core has a 0.9 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. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the is superior.

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 Dual-Core has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz, and although the Turion II Dual-Core 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 i3-3229Y 1.4GHz has a 12 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Dual-Core, and was created with a 23 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Core i3-3229Y 1.4GHz 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 Turion II Dual-Core, 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 Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile, 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 CodenameIvy BridgeChamplain
MoBo SocketBGA 1023Socket S1g4
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date07 Jan 201312 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.4 GHzvs2.3 GHz
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Max TDP13 Wvs25 W
Lithography22 nmvs45 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs2048 KB
L3 Cache Size3 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000 Mobileno
Base GPU Frequency650 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency1350 MHzvs-
DirectX11vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore i3-3229Y 1.4GHz is an ULV processor based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture without the feature of Turbo Boost (amongst others) activated, which is optimized for low power consumption.
It features 2 Cores, clocked at 1.4GHz and integrated graphics called Intel HD 4000 which run at 350MHz (850 MHz in Turbo mode). The CPU supports DDR3-1600 and DDR3L-1600 memory types.
This CPU's rank is predicted and will be updated once benchmarks become available.
Turion 64 X2 is AMD's 64-bit dual-core mobile CPU, intended to compete with Intel's Core and Core 2 CPUs. The Turion 64 X2 was launched on May 17, 2006, after several delays. These processors use Socket S1, and feature DDR2 memory. They also include AMD Virtualization Technology and more power-saving features. AMD first produced the Turion 64 X2 on IBM's 90 nm Silicon on insulator (SOI) process (cores with the Taylor codename). As of May 2007, they have switched to a 65 nm Silicon-Germanium stressed process[citation needed], which was recently achieved through the combined effort of IBM and AMD, with 40% improvement over comparable 65 nm processes. The earlier 90 nm devices were codenamed Taylor and Trinidad, while the newer 65 nm cores have codename Tyler.