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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Ryzen 5 2400GE 4-Core 3.2GHz Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 18%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 27% 58%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 9% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 33%
FIFA 21 12% 10%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1% 26%
Genshin Impact 29% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 55% 93%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 47% 83%
Watch Dogs Legion 27% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE 4-Core 3.2GHz is massively better than the Intel Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz 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 Ryzen 5 2400GE was released over three years more recently than the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz, and so the Ryzen 5 2400GE is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen 5 2400GE and the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

The Ryzen 5 2400GE has 4 more threads than the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz. The Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz has one thread per physical core, whereas the Ryzen 5 2400GE uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads 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 Ryzen 5 2400GE and Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz 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 Ryzen 5 2400GE has a 1.2 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 Ryzen 5 2400GE has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz, but on the other hand, it is the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz that has a 2 MB bigger L3 cache than the Ryzen 5 2400GE. The L3 size of the Ryzen 5 2400GE is probably low enough to greatly inhibit its gaming performance in comparison to the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz.

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 Ryzen 5 2400GE and the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz have the same TDP of 35 Watts, but the Ryzen 5 2400GE has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

The Ryzen 5 2400GE and the Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz 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 CodenameZenHaswell
MoBo SocketSocket AM4LGA 1150
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date24 Apr 201814 May 2014
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads8vs4
Clock Speed3.2 GHzvs2 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.8 GHzvs3 GHz
Max TDP35 Wvs35 W
Lithography14 nmvs22 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs100°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size384 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size4 MBvs6 MB
Max Memory Size-vs32 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon RX Vega 11Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Base GPU Frequency1063 MHzvs400 MHz
Max GPU Frequency1190 MHzvs1250 MHz
DirectX12vs11.1
Displays Supported-vs-
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Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen 5 2400GE 4-Core 3.2GHz is a mid-range CPU based on AMD's 14nm Zen microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), initially clocked at 3.2GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz using Turbo Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 4MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. It also has 2MB L2 cache and 384kb total L1 cache. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 35W, making it a far more energy efficient version of the Ryzen 5 2400G. Among its many features, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. It features an integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU with 11 Compute Units that offers low-end graphical performance. This CPU is likely to offer decent excellent computational performance and should be able to run AAA games in 2018 without a problem. The integrated Vega graphics should run most games at Low/Medium graphics settings.Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz is a super energy efficient CPU based on the 22nm, Haswell architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 2.0GHz, which may go up to 3.0GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4600, with 20 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.

Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.