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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Athlon 5150 Athlon 5350
Cyberpunk 2077 366% 278%
Call of Duty Warzone 307% 230%
Grand Theft Auto VI 697% 545%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 487% 376%
Valorant 181% 128%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 485% 374%
Maneater 366% 278%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 639% 499%
Doom Eternal 553% 429%
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 351% 266%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon 5350 is noticeably better than the AMD Athlon 5150 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.

Both the Athlon 5150 and the Athlon 5350 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Athlon 5150 and the Athlon 5350 both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

Both the AMD Athlon 5150 and the AMD Athlon 5350 have the same number of threads. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 Athlon 5150 and the Athlon 5350 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. With this in mind, it is safe to say that with a 0.45 GHz faster base clock rate, the Athlon 5350 manages to provide noticeably better performance than the Athlon 5150.

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 5150 and the Athlon 5350 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. They even have the same L1 cache size, so are identical in terms of cache size.

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.

Both the Athlon 5150 and the Athlon 5350 have the same TDP of 25 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 28 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

The Athlon 5150 and the Athlon 5350 both have an on-board GPU, which means that they will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

For an in-depth GPU comparison, click on the GPU comparison icon that you can find throughout Game-Debate:

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 CodenameKabiniKabini
MoBo SocketSocket AM1Socket AM1
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date09 Apr 201409 Apr 2014
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads4vs4
Clock Speed1.6 GHzvs2.05 GHz
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Max TDP25 Wvs25 W
Lithography28 nmvs28 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature90°Cvs90°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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GraphicsRadeon HD 8400Radeon HD 8400
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAthlon 5150 is a low-budget quad-core processor based on the Jaguar microarchitecture.
Athlon 5150 packs 4 Kabini Cores, clocked at 1.6GHz and weak integrated graphics called Radeon HD 8400 that offer 128 Shader Processing Units and come clocked at 600MHz. The rated TDP is of 25W, thus the processor is suited for weaker systems.
The performance of the processor is quite average, while the integrated graphics can only run most modern games at the lowest settings.
Athlon 5350 is a low-budget quad-core processor based on the Jaguar microarchitecture.
Athlon 5350 packs 4 Kabini Cores, clocked at 2.05GHz and weak integrated graphics called Radeon HD 8400 that offer 128 Shader Processing Units and come clocked at 600MHz. The rated TDP is of 25W, thus the processor is suited for weaker systems.
The performance of the processor is quite average, while the integrated graphics can only run most modern games at the lowest settings.