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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU E1-6010 Dual-Core Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600
Cyberpunk 2077 947% 502%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1310% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 915% 484%
FIFA 21 879% 463%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1086% 582%
Watch Dogs Legion 1310% 711%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1528% 836%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1086% 582%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1621% 890%
Genshin Impact 693% 356%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 is noticeably better than the AMD APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 E1-6010 Dual-Core was released over three years more recently than the Turion II Ultra, and so the APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 1.05 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 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the APU E1-6010 Dual-Core, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Turion II Ultra 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 APU E1-6010 Dual-Core has a 25 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Ultra, and was created with a 17 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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).

The APU E1-6010 Dual-Core 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 Ultra, 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 Radeon R2 6010, 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 CodenameBeemaCaspian
MoBo SocketBGA769 (FT3b)Socket S1g3
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date29 Apr 201410 Sep 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed1.35 GHzvs2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP10 Wvs35 W
Lithography28 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature90°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs2048 KB
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Memory Channels-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon R2 6010no
Base GPU Frequency350 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX11.2vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAPU E2-6010 Dual-Core is an entry-level processor based on the 28nm, Beema microarchitecture.
It offers 2 Cores initially clocked at 1.35GHz and no Turbo Mode and has a power consumption of up to 10 Watt.
It also offers very weak integrated graphics called Radeon R2 6010 which should only offer very modest gaming below 720p.
The APU's performance is very low and so it may only be paired with entry-level dedicated graphics.
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).