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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Athlon II P360 Dual-Core Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325
Cyberpunk 2077 611% 1019%
Hitman 3 857% 1406%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 857% 1406%
The Medium 1119% 1819%
Resident Evil 8 689% 1142%
FIFA 21 565% 946%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 589% 984%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1068% 1739%
Genshin Impact 438% 747%
Far Cry 6 1021% 1665%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon II P360 Dual-Core is noticeably 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.

The Athlon II P360 was released over a year more recently than the Athlon Neo X2, and so the Athlon II P360 is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Athlon II P360 and the Athlon Neo X2 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 Athlon II P360 and the Athlon Neo X2 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 Athlon II P360 and Athlon Neo X2 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 Athlon II P360 has a 0.8 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 Athlon II P360 and the Athlon Neo X2 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 Athlon Neo X2 has a 7 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Athlon II P360. However, the Athlon II P360 was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Athlon II P360 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameChamplainConesus
MoBo SocketSocket S1g4Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date04 Jan 201101 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
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Max TDP25 Wvs18 W
Lithography45 nmvs65 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 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.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.