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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron G465 1.9GHz Pentium D Extreme Edition 3.2GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 654% 1026%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 914% 1415%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 630% 991%
FIFA 21 605% 953%
Watch Dogs Legion 914% 1415%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 754% 1175%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1072% 1650%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1138% 1750%
Godfall 1355% 2074%
Genshin Impact 471% 752%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron G465 1.9GHz is very slightly better than the Intel Pentium D Extreme Edition 3.2GHz 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 G465 1.9GHz was released over three years more recently than the Pentium D Extreme, and so the Celeron G465 1.9GHz is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Pentium D Extreme when running the latest games.

The Celeron G465 1.9GHz and the Pentium D Extreme 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 G465 1.9GHz and the Pentium D Extreme 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 G465 1.9GHz and Pentium D Extreme 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 Pentium D Extreme has a 1.3 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 Celeron G465 1.9GHz has a 254 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium D Extreme, and although the Pentium D Extreme 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 G465 1.9GHz has a 886 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium D Extreme, and was created with a 98 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G465 1.9GHz will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSandy BridgeSmithfield XE
MoBo SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date02 Sep 201226 May 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed1.9 GHzvs3.2 GHz
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System Bus -vs800 MHz
Max TDP35 Wvs921 W
Lithography32 nmvs130 nm
Bit Width-vs32 Bit
Voltage Range-vs1.55V KB
Max Temperature-vs64°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs32 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs2 KB
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L3 Cache Size1.5 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs37.5mm x 37.5mm
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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 Pentium Extreme Edition was introduced at the Spring 2005 Intel Developers Forum, not to be confused with the "Pentium 4 Extreme Edition" (an earlier, single-core processor occupying the same niche). The processor was based on the dual-core Pentium D branded Smithfield, but with Hyper-threading enabled, thus any operating system saw four logical processors (two physical and two virtual). It also had an unlocked multiplier to allow overclocking. It was initially released as Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 at 3.20 GHz, in early 2005, at a price point of $999.99 (OEM price) or $1,200 (retail). The only chipsets that worked with the Extreme Edition 840 were Intel's 955X, NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition, and ATi Radeon Xpress 200. Using a Pentium Extreme Edition branded CPU with an Intel 945-series chipset will disable Hyper-threading effectively turning the processor into a Pentium D branded equivalent.