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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron D 315/315J Sempron 2300+
Cyberpunk 2077 4403% 2541%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5962% 3455%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4263% 2459%
FIFA 21 4111% 2370%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5000% 2891%
Watch Dogs Legion 5962% 3455%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6900% 4006%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7300% 4240%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5000% 2891%
Genshin Impact 3309% 1899%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron 2300+ is marginally better than the Intel Celeron D 315/315J 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 Sempron 2300+ was released less than a year after the Celeron D 315/315J, 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 Celeron D 315/315J and the Sempron 2300+ 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 D 315/315J and the Sempron 2300+ 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 D 315/315J and Sempron 2300+ 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 315/315J has a 0.677 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 .

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 D 315/315J and the Sempron 2300+ have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. Sadly, there is not enough data to judge based on L1 cache size which CPU would perform better.

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 Sempron 2300+ has a 11 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 315/315J. However, the Celeron D 315/315J was created with a 40 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron D 315/315J is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenamePrescott-256Thoroughbred (Model 8)
MoBo SocketSocket 478/Socket NSocket 462/Socket A
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date30 Jun 200428 Jul 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.26 GHzvs1.583 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP73 Wvs62 W
Lithography90 nmvs130 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.250V-1.400V KBvs-
Max Temperature67°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs128 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsno
Base GPU Frequency-vs-
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size35mm x 35mmvs-
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPrescott-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.Sempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats. The Sempron replaced the AMD Duron processor and competes against Intel's Celeron series of processors. AMD coined the name from the Latin semper, which means always, to suggest the Sempron is suitable for daily use, practical, and part of everyday life.