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Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz V160
Cyberpunk 2077 608% 1110%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 854% 1529%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 587% 1073%
Watch Dogs Legion 854% 1529%
FIFA 21 563% 1032%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 703% 1271%
Godfall 1268% 2237%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1064% 1889%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1001% 1782%
Genshin Impact 436% 816%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz is noticeably better than the AMD V160 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 was released less than a year after the V160, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Celeron Dual-Core 867 has 1 more core than the V160. However, while the Celeron Dual-Core 867 will probably perform better than the V160, 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 and V160 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 V160 has a 1.1 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 and the V160 have the same L2 cache size, but the V160 does not appear to have an L3 cache, so the Celeron Dual-Core 867 definitely wins out 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 has a 8 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the V160, and was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 CodenameSandy BridgeChamplain
MoBo SocketBGA 1023Socket S1g4
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 201204 Jan 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed1.3 GHzvs2.4 GHz
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Max TDP17 Wvs25 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size2 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSandy Bridge is the codename for a microarchitecture developed by Intel beginning in 2005 for central processing units in computers to replace the Nehalem microarchitecture. Intel demonstrated a Sandy Bridge processor in 2009, and released first products based on the architecture in January 2011 under the Core brand.The AMD V160 (AKA Sempron V160) is a single core processor for cheap laptops.