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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P520 Atom D525 1.83GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 605% 1192%
Minecraft: Dungeons 605% 1192%
Call of Duty Warzone 515% 1027%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1104% 2108%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 788% 1528%
Valorant 325% 679%
Maneater 605% 1192%
Phantasy Star Online 2 49% 174%
Doom Eternal 887% 1709%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1017% 1948%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P520 is noticeably better than the Intel Atom D525 1.83GHz 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 Dual-Core was released less than a year after the Atom D525 1.83GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Turion II Dual-Core and the Atom D525 1.83GHz 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 Dual-Core and the Atom D525 1.83GHz 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 Dual-Core and Atom D525 1.83GHz 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 II Dual-Core has a 0.5 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the .

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 Dual-Core has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Atom D525 1.83GHz, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Turion II Dual-Core 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 Atom D525 1.83GHz has a 12 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Dual-Core (though they were created with the same size 45 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Atom D525 1.83GHz 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 CodenameChamplainPineview
MoBo SocketSocket S1g4Socket 559
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 May 201001 Apr 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads-vs4
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs1.8 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP25 Wvs13 W
Lithography45 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range-vs0.800V-1.175V KB
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs112 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
Max Memory Size-vs4 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth-vs6.4 GB/s
Memory Channels-vs1
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

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Base GPU Frequency-vs-
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs22mm x 22mm
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

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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. The earlier 90 nm devices were codenamed Taylor and Trinidad, while the newer 65 nm cores have codename Tyler.Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage x86 and x86-64 CPUs (or microprocessors) from Intel, designed in 45 nm CMOS and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs)
Intel Atom is a direct successor of the Intel A100 and A110 low-power microprocessors (code-named Stealey), which were built on a 90 nm process, had 512 KB L2 cache and run at 600 MHz/800 MHz with 3W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Prior to the Silverthorne announcement, outside sources had speculated that Atom would compete with AMD's Geode system-on-a-chip processors, used by the One Laptop per Child project, and other cost- and power-sensitive applications for x86 processors. However, Intel revealed on October 15, 2007 that it was developing another new mobile processor, codenamed Diamondville, for OLPC-type devices.