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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core 2 Duo T2400 1.83GHz Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600
Cyberpunk 2077 924% 502%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1279% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 893% 484%
FIFA 21 858% 463%
Watch Dogs Legion 1279% 711%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1060% 582%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1493% 836%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1584% 890%
Godfall 1878% 1063%
Genshin Impact 676% 356%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 is noticeably better than the Intel Core 2 Duo T2400 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 Ultra was released less than a year after the Core 2 Duo, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Core 2 Duo and the Turion II Ultra 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 2 Duo and the Turion II Ultra 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 2 Duo and Turion II Ultra 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 Ultra has a 0.57 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 Core 2 Duo and the Turion II Ultra have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Turion II Ultra has a 192 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Core 2 Duo, 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 Core 2 Duo has a 4 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Turion II Ultra. However, the Turion II Ultra was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Turion II Ultra is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahCaspian
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket S1g3
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date05 Jan 200610 Sep 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.83 GHzvs2.4 GHz
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Max TDP31 Wvs35 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore 2 Duo T2400 1.83GHz is a somewhat old CPU part of the Core 2 Duo Mobile Series released by Intel in 2006-2009.
The performance is very limited and might not be enough to play today's very demanding games, like Metro 2033 or The Wither II without lag, even at medium settings, due to their intensive demand level.
Turion II Ultra (codenamed Caspian) is the mobile version of the K10.5 architecture produced using 45 nm fabrication process, also known by its desktop variant Regor. It is a dual core processor, and features clock speeds of 2.4 GHz to 2.7 GHz, 2 MB total L2 cache (1 MB per core), HyperTransport at 3.6 GT/s, and a 128 bit FPU. It maintains a TDP of 35W from its predecessor Turion X2 Ultra (codenamed Griffin).