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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron 150 Celeron 440 2.0GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 811% 1497%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1126% 2049%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 782% 1447%
FIFA 21 752% 1393%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 931% 1709%
Watch Dogs Legion 1126% 2049%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1316% 2382%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 931% 1709%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1396% 2524%
Genshin Impact 589% 1109%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron 150 is noticeably 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 150 was released over three years more recently than the Celeron 440 2.0GHz, and so the Sempron 150 is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Celeron 440 2.0GHz when running the latest games.

The Sempron 150 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 150 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 150 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 150 has a 0.9 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 Sempron 150 has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron 440 2.0GHz, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Sempron 150 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 Celeron 440 2.0GHz has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron 150. However, the Sempron 150 was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Sempron 150 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSargasConroe-L
MoBo SocketSocket AM3+LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date07 Dec 201003 Jun 2007
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.9 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP45 Wvs35 W
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L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs512 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSempron 150 is a single core desktop CPU based on the K10 architecture.
Its only core is clocked at 2.9GHz and the memory controller supports DDR3 up to 1333MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is very limited and not recommended for today's modern demanding and very demanding games.
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.