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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium Dual Core 967 1.3GHz Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 619% 608%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 868% 854%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 596% 587%
FIFA 21 572% 563%
Watch Dogs Legion 868% 854%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 714% 703%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1017% 1001%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1081% 1064%
Godfall 1288% 1268%
Genshin Impact 444% 436%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz is marginally better than the Intel Pentium Dual Core 967 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 Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 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 Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. That isn't particularly helpful, however, as the Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 provide identical clock rates and thus extremely similar performance.

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 and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 have the same L2 cache size, and the same L3 cache size, so in terms of cache-related gaming performance, the two CPUs are practically identical.

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.

Both the Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron Dual-Core 867 have the same TDP of 17 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 32 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketBGA 1023BGA 1023
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 201101 Jan 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed1.3 GHzvs1.3 GHz
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Max TDP17 Wvs17 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size2 MBvs2 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPentium Dual Core 967 1.3GHz is an ULV mobile CPU commonly seen on low-end laptops.
It's based on the 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture but has many of its features disabled, such as Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading. It also features the HD 2000 related, Intel HD Sandy Bridge GPU which runs at 350MHz (1000MHz in Turbo mode). The memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 memory types.
Its performance is average and not enough for today's modern games.
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.