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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Turion II K125 Turion II Neo K625
Cyberpunk 2077 1615% 866%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2209% 1201%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1562% 836%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1843% 994%
FIFA 21 1504% 804%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1744% 939%
Genshin Impact 1199% 632%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2719% 1488%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2567% 1402%
Watch Dogs Legion 2209% 1201%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Neo K625 is noticeably better than the AMD Turion II K125 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 Turion II K125 and the Turion II Neo K625 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Turion II Neo has 1 more core than the Turion II K125. However, while the Turion II Neo will probably perform better than the Turion II K125, 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 K125 and the Turion II Neo 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 0.2 GHz faster base clock rate, the Turion II K125 manages to provide marginally better performance than the Turion II Neo.

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 II K125, 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 K125 has a 3 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Neo (though they were created with the same size 45 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Turion II K125 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 CodenameGenevaGeneva
MoBo SocketSocket 812Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 May 201012 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.7 GHzvs1.5 GHz
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Max TDP12 Wvs15 W
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs2048 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewTurion 64 X2 is AMD's 64-bit dual-core mobile CPU, intended to compete with Intel's Core and Core 2 CPUs. The Turion 64 X2 was launched on May 17, 2006, after several delays. These processors use Socket S1, and feature DDR2 memory. They also include AMD Virtualization Technology and more power-saving features. AMD first produced the Turion 64 X2 on IBM's 90 nm Silicon on insulator (SOI) process (cores with the Taylor codename). As of May 2007, they have switched to a 65 nm Silicon-Germanium stressed process[citation needed], which was recently achieved through the combined effort of IBM and AMD, with 40% improvement over comparable 65 nm processes[citation needed]. The earlier 90 nm devices were codenamed Taylor and Trinidad, while the newer 65 nm cores have codename Tyler.Turion 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.