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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron G1610 2.6GHz FX-8300
Cyberpunk 2077 291% 18%
Red Dead Redemption 2 299% 21%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 241% 3%
Doom Eternal 279% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 393% 49%
Planet Zoo 360% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 568% 102%
Need For Speed Heat 289% 18%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 70%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 248% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-8300 is massively better than the Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz 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 G1610 2.6GHz was released less than a year after the FX-8300, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The FX-8300 has 6 more cores than the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz. With 8 cores, the FX-8300 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

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 G1610 2.6GHz and FX-8300 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 FX-8300 has a 0.7 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the FX-8300.

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 FX-8300 has a 7680 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.

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 G1610 2.6GHz has a 40 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-8300, and was created with a 10 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz 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 CodenameIvy BridgeVishera
MoBo SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2Socket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date20 Jan 201301 Oct 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs8
CPU Threads-vs8
Clock Speed2.6 GHzvs3.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs4.2 GHz
Max TDP55 Wvs95 W
Lithography22 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs384 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs8192 KB
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L3 Cache Size2 MBvs8 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron G1610 2.6GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge micro-architecture with many of its features disabled, including Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading.
It offers 2 Cores, clocked at 2.6GHz and integrated graphics clocked at 650MHz (1.05GHz in Turbo Mode) and the memory controller supports DDR3-1333. It's expected to consume up to 55 Watt and offers 2MB of L3 Cache.
Its gaming performance is relatively average and on level with previous Sandy Bridge based dual-core CPUs (Core i3).
FX-8300 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Piledriver architecture.

It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.3GHz, which may go up to 4.2GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.

Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.

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