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Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz APU E-300 Dual Core
Cyberpunk 2077 608% 1345%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 854% 1846%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 587% 1301%
FIFA 21 563% 1252%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 703% 1537%
Watch Dogs Legion 854% 1846%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1001% 2147%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1064% 2276%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 703% 1537%
Genshin Impact 436% 994%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz is noticeably better than the AMD APU E-300 Dual 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 was released less than a year after the APU E-300 Dual, 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 and the APU E-300 Dual both have 2 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 Dual-Core 867 and the APU E-300 Dual 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 Dual-Core 867 and APU E-300 Dual 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867 and the APU E-300 Dual 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 APU E-300 Dual has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron Dual-Core 867, and although the APU E-300 Dual does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it 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 1 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the APU E-300 Dual, and was created with a 8 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).

The APU E-300 Dual 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 Celeron Dual-Core 867, 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 CodenameSandy BridgeZacate
MoBo SocketBGA 1023BGA413
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 201222 Aug 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads-vs2
Clock Speed1.3 GHzvs1.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP17 Wvs18 W
Lithography32 nmvs40 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs90°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size2 MBvs-
Memory Channels-vs1
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsnoRadeon HD 6310
Base GPU Frequency-vs500 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs11
Displays Supported-vs-
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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.1. All models support: SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4a, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD-V+RVI; 2. All models use the BGA-413 CPU socket; 3. All models support single-channel DDR3 SDRAM, DDR3L SDRAM.