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Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron 64 LE-1250 Celeron 440 2.0GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1431% 1497%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1962% 2049%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1384% 1447%
FIFA 21 1332% 1393%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1635% 1709%
Watch Dogs Legion 1962% 2049%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2281% 2382%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1635% 1709%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2417% 2524%
Genshin Impact 1060% 1109%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron 64 LE-1250 is marginally better than the Intel Celeron 440 2.0GHz 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 Sempron 64 LE-1250 was released less than a year after the Celeron 440 2.0GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Sempron 64 LE-1250 and the Celeron 440 2.0GHz both have 1 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 Sempron 64 LE-1250 and the Celeron 440 2.0GHz 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 Sempron 64 LE-1250 and Celeron 440 2.0GHz 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 Sempron 64 LE-1250 has a 0.2 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. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

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 Sempron 64 LE-1250 and the Celeron 440 2.0GHz have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Sempron 64 LE-1250 has a 64 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Celeron 440 2.0GHz, at least in this area.

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 Celeron 440 2.0GHz has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron 64 LE-1250 (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Celeron 440 2.0GHz 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 CodenameSpartaConroe-L
MoBo SocketSocket AM2LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date08 Oct 200703 Jun 2007
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats. The Sempron replaced the AMD Duron processor and competes against Intel's Celeron series of processors. AMD coined the name from the Latin semper, which means always, to suggest the Sempron is suitable for daily use, practical, and part of everyday life.The Celeron brand has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. Celeron processors can run all IA-32 computer programs, but their performance is somewhat lower when compared to similar CPUs with higher-priced Intel CPU brands. For example, the Celeron brand will often have less cache memory, or have advanced features purposely disabled. These missing features have had a variable impact on performance. In some cases, the effect was significant and in other cases the differences were relatively minor. Many of the Celeron designs have achieved a very high bang for the buck, while at other times, the performance difference has been noticeable. This has been the primary justification for the higher cost of other Intel CPU brands versus the Celeron range.