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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Turion II Neo K625 Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core Mobile ZM-88
Cyberpunk 2077 866% 536%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1201% 756%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 836% 516%
FIFA 21 804% 495%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 994% 620%
Watch Dogs Legion 1201% 756%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1402% 889%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 994% 620%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1488% 945%
Genshin Impact 632% 381%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core Mobile ZM-88 is noticeably better than the AMD Turion II Neo K625 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 a year more recently than the Turion X2 Ultra, and so the Turion II Neo is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Turion II Neo and the Turion X2 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 Turion II Neo and the Turion X2 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 Turion II Neo and Turion X2 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 X2 Ultra has a 1 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 Neo and the Turion X2 Ultra 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.

The Turion II Neo has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion X2 Ultra, and was created with a 20 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 CodenameGenevaLion (Griffin)
MoBo SocketSocket 812Socket S1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 May 201001 Sep 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs2.5 GHz
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Max TDP15 Wvs35 W
Lithography45 nmvs65 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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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.
Turion X2 Ultra (codenamed Griffin) is the first processor family from AMD solely for the mobile platform, based on the Athlon 64 (K8 Revision G) architecture with some specific architectural enhancements similar to current Phenom processors aimed at lower power consumption and longer battery life. The Turion Ultra processor was released as part of the "Puma" mobile platform in June 2008.