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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron 220 1.2GHz Celeron D 336
Cyberpunk 2077 2572% 2572%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3497% 3497%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2489% 2489%
Watch Dogs Legion 3497% 3497%
FIFA 21 2399% 2399%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2927% 2927%
Godfall 5060% 5060%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4292% 4292%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4054% 4054%
Genshin Impact 1923% 1923%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Celeron 220 1.2GHz and the Celeron D 336 are equal when it comes to running the latest games. This means they will be about the same in terms of bottlenecking (or not bottlenecking) GPUs.

The Celeron 220 1.2GHz was released over a year more recently than the Celeron D 336, and so the Celeron 220 1.2GHz is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for 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 220 1.2GHz and the Celeron D 336 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 220 1.2GHz and the Celeron D 336 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 220 1.2GHz and Celeron D 336 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 D 336 has a 1.6 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 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 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 220 1.2GHz has a 65 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 336. However, the Celeron D 336 was created with a 65 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron 220 1.2GHz and the Celeron D 336 would appear to produce roughly the same amount of heat, and consume about the same amount of power.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameConroe-L-
MoBo SocketSocket 479LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date03 Jun 200727 Jun 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed1.2 GHzvs2.8 GHz
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System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP19 Wvs84 W
Lithography65 nmvs-
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.0000V-1.3375V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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Graphicsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron brand has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. Celeron processors can run all IA-32 computer programs, but their performance is somewhat lower when compared to similar CPUs with higher-priced Intel CPU brands. For example, the Celeron brand will often have less cache memory, or have advanced features purposely disabled. These missing features have had a variable impact on performance. In some cases, the effect was significant and in other cases the differences were relatively minor. Many of the Celeron designs have achieved a very high bang for the buck, while at other times, the performance difference has been noticeable. This has been the primary justification for the higher cost of other Intel CPU brands versus the Celeron range.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.