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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium Dual Core T2130 1.86GHz Celeron M 575 2.0GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1248% 1732%
Call of Duty Warzone 1076% 1498%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2203% 3030%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1598% 2208%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1248% 1732%
Maneater 1248% 1732%
Valorant 712% 1004%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 1591% 2199%
Doom Eternal 1787% 2464%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 2036% 2803%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core T2130 1.86GHz is marginally better than the Intel Celeron M 575 2.0GHz 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 M 575 was released less than a year after the Pentium Dual Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium Dual Core has 1 more core than the Celeron M 575. However, while the Pentium Dual Core will probably perform better than the Celeron M 575, 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 Pentium Dual Core and Celeron M 575 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 M 575 has a 0.133 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 Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron M 575 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Pentium Dual Core has a 64 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Celeron M 575, at least 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.

Both the Pentium Dual Core and the Celeron M 575 have the same TDP of 31 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 65 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameYonahMerom
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket P
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Jan 200719 Aug 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed1.867 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP31 Wvs31 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe first processors using the brand appeared in notebook computers in early 2007. Those processors, named Pentium T2060, T2080, and T2130, had the 32-bit Pentium M-derived Yonah core, and closely resembled the Core Duo T2050 processor with the exception of having 1 MB of L2 cache instead of 2 MB. All three of them had a 533 MHz FSB connecting the CPU with the memory. Intel developed the Pentium Dual-Core at the request of laptop manufacturers.Merom is the code name for various Intel processors that are sold as Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Solo, Pentium Dual-Core and Celeron. It was the first mobile processor to be based on the Core microarchitecture, replacing the Enhanced Pentium M based Yonah processor. Merom has product code 80537, which is shared with Merom-2M and Merom-L that are very similar but have a smaller L2 cache. Merom-L has only one processor core and a different CPUID model. The desktop version of Merom is Conroe and the dual-socket server version is Woodcrest. Merom has subsequently been replaced by Penryn.