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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU E1-2200 Dual Core Pentium 4 Mobile 2.8GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1329% 2503%
Hitman 3 1824% 3404%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1824% 3404%
Resident Evil 8 1487% 2790%
FIFA 21 1237% 2334%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2249% 4177%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1285% 2422%
Genshin Impact 982% 1871%
The Medium 2352% 4365%
Far Cry 6 2155% 4006%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU E1-2200 Dual Core is very slightly better than the Intel Pentium 4 Mobile 2.8GHz 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 E1-2200 Dual was released over three years more recently than the Pentium 4 Mobile, and so the APU E1-2200 Dual is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Pentium 4 Mobile when running the latest games.

The APU E1-2200 Dual has 1 more core than the Pentium 4 Mobile. However, while the APU E1-2200 Dual will probably perform better than the Pentium 4 Mobile, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. This should not affect games that are a few years old, and even the latest games should at least be playable on very low settings, as only recently have game developers begun to harness the power of multiple cores.

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 APU E1-2200 Dual and Pentium 4 Mobile 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 Pentium 4 Mobile has a 1.75 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 APU E1-2200 Dual 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 APU E1-2200 Dual and the Pentium 4 Mobile have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the APU E1-2200 Dual has a 112 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Pentium 4 Mobile, at least 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 APU E1-2200 Dual has a 79 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium 4 Mobile, and was created with a 62 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the APU E1-2200 Dual will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameKabiniPrescott
MoBo SocketBGA769 (FT3)Socket 478/Socket N
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Dec 201301 Jun 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed1.05 GHzvs2.8 GHz
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Max TDP9 Wvs88 W
Lithography28 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs16 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAPU E1-2200 is a low-entry mobile processor based on the Jaguar microarchitecture.
It offers 2 cores clocked at 1.05GHz and 1MB of Level 2 Cache. It also offers weak integrated Graphics called Radeon HD 8210G which come clocked at 300MHz and offer 128 Shader Processing Units.
Its performance is ridiculously low and so even modest games will have trouble running smoothly.
The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor was released to address the problem of putting a full desktop Pentium 4 processor into a laptop, which some manufacturers were doing. The Mobile Pentium 4 used a 533 MHz FSB, following the desktop Pentium 4's evolution. Oddly, increasing the bus speed by 133 MHz (33 MHz core) caused a massive increase in TDPs, as mobile Pentium 4 processors gave off 59.8 W - 70 W of heat, with the Hyper-Threading variants giving off 66.1 W - 88 W. This allowed the mobile Pentium 4 to bridge the gap between the desktop Pentium 4 (giving off 115 W maximum), and the Pentium 4-M (giving off 35 W maximum).