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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L335
Cyberpunk 2077 1019% 933%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1406% 1290%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 984% 901%
FIFA 21 946% 866%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1739% 1597%
Hitman 3 1406% 1290%
Genshin Impact 747% 682%
Far Cry 6 1665% 1529%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1639% 1506%
Watch Dogs Legion 1406% 1290%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L335 is marginally better than the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 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 Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 and the Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L335 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Core L325 and the Core L335 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 Core L325 and the Core L335 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 Core L325 and the Core L335 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 0.1 GHz faster base clock rate, the Core L335 manages to provide marginally better performance than the Core L325.

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 Core L325 and the Core L335 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.

Both the Core L325 and the Core L335 have the same TDP of 18 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 65 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameConesusConesus
MoBo SocketSocket 812Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jun 200901 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs1.6 GHz
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Max TDP18 Wvs18 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewWith 27 mm 27 mm in size and 2.5 mm in thickness, the Athlon Neo processors utilize a new package called "ASB1", essentially a BGA package, for smaller footprint to allow smaller designs for notebooks and lowering the cost. The clock of the processors is significantly lower than desktop and other mobile counterparts to reach a low TDP, at 15W maximum for a single core x86-64 CPU at 1.6 GHz. The Athlon Neo processors are equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache and HyperTransport 1.0 running at 800 MHz frequency.With 27 mm 27 mm in size and 2.5 mm in thickness, the Athlon Neo processors utilize a new package called "ASB1", essentially a BGA package, for smaller footprint to allow smaller designs for notebooks and lowering the cost. The clock of the processors is significantly lower than desktop and other mobile counterparts to reach a low TDP, at 15W maximum for a single core x86-64 CPU at 1.6 GHz. The Athlon Neo processors are equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache and HyperTransport 1.0 running at 800 MHz frequency.