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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 410 1.46GHz Atom D2500 1.87GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2401% 1474%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3268% 2019%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2324% 1426%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2733% 1683%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 2589% 1592%
FIFA 21 2239% 1372%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3789% 2348%
Watch Dogs Legion 3268% 2019%
Genshin Impact 1794% 1092%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4011% 2487%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Atom D2500 1.87GHz is very slightly better than the Intel Celeron M 410 1.46GHz 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 Atom D2500 1.87GHz was released less than a year after the Celeron M 410, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when 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 Atom D2500 1.87GHz has 1 more core than the Celeron M 410. However, while the Atom D2500 1.87GHz will probably perform better than the Celeron M 410, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. Both CPUs also have quite low clock frequencies, which means recent games will have to be played at low settings, assuming you own an equivalently powerful GPU.

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 M 410 and Atom D2500 1.87GHz 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 Atom D2500 1.87GHz has a 0.4 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the Atom D2500 1.87GHz.

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 Celeron M 410 has a 1023 KB bigger L2 cache than the Atom D2500 1.87GHz, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron M 410 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 Atom D2500 1.87GHz has a 17 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 410, and was created with a 33 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Atom D2500 1.87GHz will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahCedarview-D
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket 559
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200625 Sep 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
CPU Threads-vs2
Clock Speed1.46 GHzvs1.86 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP27 Wvs10 W
Lithography65 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs0.91V -1.21V KB
Virtualization Technologynovsno

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs56 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
Max Memory Size-vs4 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth-vs6.4 GB/s
Memory Channels-vs1
ECC Memory Supportnovsno

CPU Graphics

Base GPU Frequency-vs400 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
Displays Supported-vs2

CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size35mm x 35mmvs22mm X 22mm
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron is a family of microprocessors from Intel targeted at the low-end consumer market. CPUs in the Celeron brand have used designs from sixth- to eighth-generation CPU microarchitectures.This Atom CPU is one of the dual core releases, that's single-threaded! With only 2 x 512 kB 8-way associative caches and a clock speed @ 1.86 GHz, don't expect too much from it.