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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU E-240 Single Core Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325
Cyberpunk 2077 2466% 1019%
Hitman 3 3354% 1406%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3354% 1406%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2386% 984%
FIFA 21 2299% 946%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4117% 1739%
Far Cry 6 3947% 1665%
Genshin Impact 1842% 747%
Battlefield 6 3490% 1465%
Resident Evil 8 2749% 1142%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L325 is noticeably better than the AMD APU E-240 Single Core 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 APU E-240 Single was released over a year more recently than the Athlon Neo X2, and so the APU E-240 Single is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Athlon Neo X2 has 1 more core than the APU E-240 Single. However, while the Athlon Neo X2 will probably perform better than the APU E-240 Single, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. Both CPUs also have quite low clock frequencies, which means recent games will have to be played at low settings, assuming you own an equivalently powerful GPU.

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 APU E-240 Single 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 APU E-240 Single and the Athlon Neo X2 both have the same clock frequency, this is by no means an indicator that the two CPUs will provide the same level of performance. 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 Athlon Neo X2 has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the APU E-240 Single, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Athlon Neo X2 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.

Both the APU E-240 Single and the Athlon Neo X2 have the same TDP of 18 Watts, but the APU E-240 Single has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

The APU E-240 Single has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Athlon Neo X2, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Radeon HD 6310, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZacateConesus
MoBo SocketBGA413Socket 812
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date04 Jan 201101 Jun 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
CPU Threads1vs-
Clock Speed1.5 GHzvs1.5 GHz
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Max TDP18 Wvs18 W
Lithography40 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size32 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 6310no
Base GPU Frequency500 MHzvs-
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Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFusion E-240 is an entry level CPU part of the Fusion marketing name for small notebooks and netbooks.
It only features one core, clocked at 1.5GHz with only one thread and comes with integrated graphics called Radeon HD 6310 with 80 shader units clocked at 500MHz. It supports memory up to DDR3-1333 and DDR3L-1066.
The gaming performance is extremely low, being its strength the relatively low power consumption. Therefore, modern demanding and very demanding games might not be playable, even at the lowest settings.
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.