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Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron 150 Pentium Dual Core E2210 2.20GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 811% 595%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1126% 835%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 782% 573%
FIFA 21 752% 550%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 931% 687%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1316% 980%
Watch Dogs Legion 1126% 835%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 931% 687%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1396% 1042%
Genshin Impact 589% 426%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2210 2.20GHz is very slightly better than the AMD Sempron 150 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 a year more recently than the Pentium Dual Core, and so the Sempron 150 is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The Pentium Dual Core has 1 more core than the Sempron 150. However, while the Pentium Dual Core will probably perform better than the Sempron 150, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. This should not affect games that are a few years old, and even the latest games should at least be playable on very low settings, as only recently have game developers begun to harness the power of multiple cores.

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 Pentium Dual Core 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 0.7 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 Pentium Dual Core.

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 and the Pentium Dual Core have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Pentium Dual Core has a 64 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Sempron 150, 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 Sempron 150 has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium Dual Core (though they were created with the same size 45 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Sempron 150 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 CodenameSargasWolfdale-3M
MoBo SocketSocket AM3+LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date07 Dec 201001 Apr 2009
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed2.9 GHzvs2.2 GHz
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Max TDP45 Wvs65 W
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L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 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 Intel Pentium Dual-Core brand refers to mainstream x86-architecture microprocessors from Intel. With the exception of a few early Yonah based mobile models, they are now all based on the 64-bit Core microarchitecture. Pentium Dual-Core lacks the SSE4.1 instruction found in the 45 nm Core 2 processors.