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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron D 336 Celeron D 331
Cyberpunk 2077 2572% 3363%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3497% 4563%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2489% 3256%
FIFA 21 2399% 3139%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2927% 3823%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 2772% 3623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4054% 5285%
Watch Dogs Legion 3497% 4563%
Genshin Impact 1923% 2522%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4292% 5592%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron D 336 is marginally better than the Intel Celeron D 331 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.

Both the Celeron D 336 and the Celeron D 331 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 Celeron D 336 and the Celeron D 331 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 Celeron D 336 and the Celeron D 331 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 Celeron D 336 and the Celeron D 331 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. With this in mind, it is safe to say that with a 0.14 GHz faster base clock rate, the Celeron D 336 manages to provide marginally better performance than the Celeron D 331.

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 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 Celeron D 336 and the Celeron D 331 have the same TDP of 84 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 0 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU Codename--
MoBo SocketLGA 775/ Socket TLGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date27 Jun 200527 Jun 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.8 GHzvs2.66 GHz
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System Bus -vs533 MHz
Max TDP84 Wvs84 W
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Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range-vs1.250V-1.400V KB
Max Temperature-vs67.7°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPrescott-256 Celeron D processors, initially launched 25 June 2004, featuring double the L1 cache (16 KB) and L2 cache (256 KB) as compared to the previous Willamette and Northwood desktop Celerons, by virtue of being based on the Prescott Pentium 4 core It also features a 533 MT/s bus and SSE3, and a 3xx model number (compared to 5xx for Pentium 4s and 7xx for Pentium Ms). The Prescott-256 Celeron D was manufactured for Socket 478 and LGA 775, with 3x0 and 3x5 designations from 310 through to 355 at clock speeds of 2.13 GHz to 3.33 GHz.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.