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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron 2.8GHz Celeron D 335J
Cyberpunk 2077 2437% 2572%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3315% 3497%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3215% 3393%
Genshin Impact 1821% 1923%
eFootball PES 2021 2627% 2772%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2627% 2772%
Watch Dogs Legion 3315% 3497%
FIFA 21 2272% 2399%
Marvel's Avengers 3215% 3393%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2773% 2927%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron 2.8GHz is marginally better than the Intel Celeron D 335J 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 D 335J was released less than a year after the Celeron 2.8GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

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 2.8GHz and the Celeron D 335J 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 2.8GHz and the Celeron D 335J 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 2.8GHz and Celeron D 335J 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 2.8GHz and the Celeron D 335J 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 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 2.8GHz has a 5 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 335J. However, the Celeron D 335J was created with a 130 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron 2.8GHz and the Celeron D 335J would appear to produce roughly the same amount of heat, and consume about the same amount of power.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameNorthwood-128-
MoBo SocketSocket 478/Socket NLGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Sep 200222 Sep 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.8 GHzvs2.8 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus -vs533 MHz
Max TDP68 Wvs73 W
Lithography130 nmvs-
Bit Width-vs32 Bit
Voltage Range-vs1.25V-1.400V KB
Max Temperature-vs67°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size8 KBvs-
L2 Cache Size128 KBvs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron 2.8GHz is a very old budget CPU with very limited performance, even for today's forgiving games.Prescott-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 Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families. The D suffix actually