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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron 887 1.5 GHz Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600
Cyberpunk 2077 491% 502%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 473% 484%
Watch Dogs Legion 695% 711%
FIFA 21 453% 463%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 569% 582%
Godfall 1041% 1063%
Grand Theft Auto VI 871% 890%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 819% 836%
Genshin Impact 347% 356%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron 887 1.5 GHz is marginally better than the AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 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 887 1.5 was released over three years more recently than the Turion II Ultra, and so the Celeron 887 1.5 is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Turion II Ultra when running the latest games.

The Celeron 887 1.5 and the Turion II Ultra 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 Celeron 887 1.5 and the Turion II Ultra 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 Celeron 887 1.5 and Turion II Ultra 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 Ultra 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 Ultra has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron 887 1.5, and although the Turion II Ultra 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 Celeron 887 1.5 has a 18 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Ultra, and was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron 887 1.5 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).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSandy BridgeCaspian
MoBo SocketBGA 1023Socket S1g3
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date30 Sep 201210 Sep 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP17 Wvs35 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs2048 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size2 MBvs-
Max Memory Size-vs-
Max Memory Bandwidth-vs-
Memory Channels-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsno
Base GPU Frequency-vs-
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs-
Displays Supported2vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size31.0mm x 24.0mm (BGA1023)vs-
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision2vs-
PCIe Configurations2vs-

Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel Celeron 877 1.4GHz is a cheap dual-core CPU for small laptops based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but with most of its features disabled.
It features Integrated Graphics clocked at 350MHz that go up to 1000MHz in Turbo mode and the memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333.
Despite its puny structure, the performance isn't as horrible as it may sound and its power consumption is extremely low.
Turion II Ultra (codenamed Caspian) is the mobile version of the K10.5 architecture produced using 45 nm fabrication process, also known by its desktop variant Regor. It is a dual core processor, and features clock speeds of 2.4 GHz to 2.7 GHz, 2 MB total L2 cache (1 MB per core), HyperTransport at 3.6 GT/s, and a 128 bit FPU. It maintains a TDP of 35W from its predecessor Turion X2 Ultra (codenamed Griffin).