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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium Dual Core SU2700 1.3GHz Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1130% 608%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1556% 854%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1092% 587%
FIFA 21 1051% 563%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1293% 703%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1813% 1001%
Watch Dogs Legion 1556% 854%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1293% 703%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1922% 1064%
Genshin Impact 831% 436%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Pentium Dual Core SU2700 1.3GHz 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 Pentium Dual Core, 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 Pentium Dual Core. However, while the Celeron Dual-Core 867 will probably perform better than the Pentium Dual Core, 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 Pentium Dual Core and Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 Pentium Dual Core has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron Dual-Core 867, and although the Pentium Dual Core 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 Pentium Dual Core has a 7 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron Dual-Core 867. However, the Celeron Dual-Core 867 was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron Dual-Core 867 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by a small amount.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenamePenryn-LSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketSocket 956BGA 1023
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date02 Jun 200901 Jan 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.3 GHzvs1.3 GHz
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Max TDP10 Wvs17 W
Lithography45 nmvs32 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs2 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPenryn-L does not actually seem to be a separate chip but only a version of Penryn-3M with a single core enabled. However, it has a separate product code of 80585. Penryn-L is used in the ultra-low voltage Core 2 SU3xxx, the standard voltage Celeron 9xx and the CULV Celeron 7xx and Pentium SU2xxx series. The Celeron versions have only 1 MB active L2 cache, Pentium versions have 2 MB.Sandy 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.