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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium 4 HT 670 Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.40GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 900% 628%
Call of Duty Warzone 773% 535%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1609% 1144%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1160% 817%
Valorant 503% 339%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 1155% 813%
Maneater 900% 628%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1485% 1054%
Doom Eternal 1300% 919%
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 868% 605%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.40GHz is very slightly better than the Intel Pentium 4 HT 670 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 Pentium Dual Core was released less than a year after the Pentium 4 HT, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium Dual Core has 1 more core than the Pentium 4 HT. However, while the Pentium Dual Core will probably perform better than the Pentium 4 HT, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. This should not affect games that are a few years old, and even the latest games should at least be playable on very low settings, as only recently have game developers begun to harness the power of multiple cores.

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 4 HT and Pentium Dual Core 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 4 HT has a 1.4 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 Pentium Dual Core 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 Pentium 4 HT has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium Dual Core, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Pentium 4 HT wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

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 50 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium 4 HT, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Pentium Dual Core 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 CodenamePrescott 2MAllendale
MoBo SocketLGA 775/ Socket TLGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date26 May 200502 Mar 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed3.8 GHzvs2.4 GHz
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Max TDP115 Wvs65 W
Lithography90 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.200V-1.400V KBvs-
Max Temperature70.8°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Intel Pentium 4 HT 670 is an aging, single-core processor. It supports Hyperthreading, but that does not yield a distinctive performance boost. Because this processor is a single-core, with no L3 cache, and is low efficiency, it is not capable of running most modern games, although games that are older or are very non-demanding should run decently.The Intel Pentium Dual-Core brand refers to mainstream x86-architecture microprocessors from Intel. With the exception of a few early Yonah based mobile models, they are now all based on the 64-bit Core microarchitecture. Pentium Dual-Core lacks the SSE4.1 instruction found in the 45 nm Core 2 processors.