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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 410 1.46GHz Atom 330 1.6GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2401% 1320%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3268% 1812%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2324% 1276%
FIFA 21 2239% 1228%
Watch Dogs Legion 3268% 1812%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2733% 1509%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3789% 2108%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4011% 2234%
Godfall 4731% 2643%
Genshin Impact 1794% 975%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 330 1.6GHz 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.

The Atom 330 1.6GHz has 1 more core than the Celeron M 410. However, while the Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 330 1.6GHz 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 330 1.6GHz has a 0.14 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. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

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 330 1.6GHz, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron M 410 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The System Bus Speed is important for providing higher bandwidth, and with higher bandwidth the system has the capacity to move more data over a certain time period than it would with lower bandwidth.

The Celeron M 410 and the Atom 330 1.6GHz both have System Bus Speeds of 533 MHz, and so have the same limits when it comes to the size of the data being processed at once.

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 330 1.6GHz has a 19 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 410, and was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 CodenameYonahDiamondville
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket 437
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200621 Sep 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed1.46 GHzvs1.6 GHz
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System Bus 533 MHzvs533 MHz
Max TDP27 Wvs8 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs0.9V-1.1625V KB
Max Temperature-vs85.2°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs112 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1 KB
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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.Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage x86 and x86-64 CPUs (or microprocessors) from Intel, designed in 45 nm CMOS and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs)
Intel Atom is a direct successor of the Intel A100 and A110 low-power microprocessors (code-named Stealey), which were built on a 90 nm process, had 512 KB L2 cache and run at 600 MHz/800 MHz with 3W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Prior to the Silverthorne announcement, outside sources had speculated that Atom would compete with AMD's Geode system-on-a-chip processors, used by the One Laptop per Child project, and other cost- and power-sensitive applications for x86 processors. However, Intel revealed on October 15, 2007 that it was developing another new mobile processor, codenamed Diamondville, for OLPC-type devices.