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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium D 935 3.2 GHz Celeron G465 1.9GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1168% 654%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1607% 914%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1129% 630%
FIFA 21 1086% 605%
Watch Dogs Legion 1607% 914%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1337% 754%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1872% 1072%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1985% 1138%
Godfall 2349% 1355%
Genshin Impact 860% 471%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron G465 1.9GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Pentium D 935 3.2 GHz 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 G465 1.9GHz was released less than a year after the Pentium D 935, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium D 935 has 1 more core than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz. However, while the Pentium D 935 will probably perform better than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz, 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 D 935 and Celeron G465 1.9GHz 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 D 935 has a 1.3 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 D 935 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 D 935 has a 3838 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz, and although the Pentium D 935 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 Celeron G465 1.9GHz has a 60 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium D 935, and was created with a 33 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G465 1.9GHz 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 CodenamePreslerSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketLGA 775/ Socket TLGA 1155/Socket H2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date23 Jul 200602 Sep 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed3.2 GHzvs1.9 GHz
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System Bus 800 MHzvs-
Max TDP95 Wvs35 W
Lithography65 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.200V-1.3375V KBvs-
Max Temperature63.4°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size32 KBvs64 KB
L2 Cache Size4094 KBvs256 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Pentium D brand refers to dual-core desktop microprocessors by Intel targeted at the consumer market with CPU with the Smithfield and Presler cores of 8xx- and 9xx-series respectively, also branded as Pentium Extreme Edition 840, 955, and 965.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.