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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 370 1.5GHz Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325
Hitman 3 3176% 1406%
Cyberpunk 2077 2334% 1019%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3176% 1406%
Resident Evil 8 2603% 1142%
FIFA 21 2176% 946%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3900% 1739%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2258% 984%
Genshin Impact 1743% 747%
Far Cry 6 3739% 1665%
The Medium 4076% 1819%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 is noticeably better than the Intel Celeron M 370 1.5GHz 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 Celeron M 370, 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 Celeron M 370. However, while the Athlon Neo X2 will probably perform better than the Celeron M 370, 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 370 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 Celeron M 370 and the Athlon Neo X2 both have the same clock frequency, this is by no means an indicator that the two CPUs will provide the same level of performance. 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 1023 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron M 370, 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 3 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 370, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Athlon Neo X2 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 Codename-Conesus
MoBo SocketSocket 479Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date02 Jan 200501 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs1.5 GHz
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System Bus 400 MHzvs-
Max TDP21 Wvs18 W
Lithography90 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.004V-1.292V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron brand has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. Celeron processors can run all IA-32 computer programs, but their performance is somewhat lower when compared to similar CPUs with higher-priced Intel CPU brands. For example, the Celeron brand will often have less cache memory, or have advanced features purposely disabled. These missing features have had a variable impact on performance. In some cases, the effect was significant and in other cases the differences were relatively minor. Many of the Celeron designs have achieved a very high bang for the buck, while at other times, the performance difference has been noticeable. This has been the primary justification for the higher cost of other Intel CPU brands versus the Celeron range.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.