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Recommended System Requirements
Game Turion II Neo K625 Turion 64 Mobile MT-40
Cyberpunk 2077 866% 1568%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1201% 2145%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 836% 1516%
FIFA 21 804% 1460%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 994% 1789%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1402% 2493%
Watch Dogs Legion 1201% 2145%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 994% 1789%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1488% 2641%
Genshin Impact 632% 1163%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Neo K625 is very slightly better than the AMD Turion 64 Mobile MT-40 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 Turion II Neo was released over three years more recently than the Turion 64 Mobile, and so the Turion II Neo is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Turion 64 Mobile when running the latest games.

The Turion II Neo has 1 more core than the Turion 64 Mobile. However, while the Turion II Neo will probably perform better than the Turion 64 Mobile, 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 Turion II Neo and Turion 64 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 Turion 64 Mobile has a 0.7 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 Turion II Neo 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 Neo has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Turion 64 Mobile, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Turion II Neo 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 Turion II Neo has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion 64 Mobile, and was created with a 45 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Turion II Neo 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 CodenameGenevaLancaster
MoBo SocketSocket 812Socket 754
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 May 201022 Aug 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs2.2 GHz
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Max TDP15 Wvs25 W
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L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewTurion II Neo K625 is a Dual core mobile CPU based on the 45 nm Geneva Core.
It features 2 cores, clocked 1.5GHz and the fastest supported memory is DDR3-1066.
Its performance is below the average but decent enough to run most games from medium to high settings fluently, if paired with the appropriate GPU, obviously. However, the most demanding games will require very reduced settings to be played optimally.
AMD Turion is the brand name AMD applies to its 64-bit low-power consumption (mobile) processors codenamed K8L. The Turion 64 and Turion 64 X2/Ultra processors compete with Intel's mobile processors, initially the Pentium M and the Intel Core and Intel Core 2 processors.