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Game Celeron G1630 2.8GHz Opteron 1352
Cyberpunk 2077 212% 266%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 320% 393%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 202% 255%
Watch Dogs Legion 320% 393%
Godfall 502% 607%
FIFA 21 192% 242%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 253% 315%
Grand Theft Auto VI 412% 502%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 385% 469%
Genshin Impact 136% 177%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron G1630 2.8GHz is noticeably better than the AMD Opteron 1352 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 G1630 2.8GHz was released over three years more recently than the Opteron 1352, and so the Celeron G1630 2.8GHz is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Opteron 1352 when running the latest games.

The Opteron 1352 has 2 more cores than the Celeron G1630 2.8GHz. With 4 cores, the Opteron 1352 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

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 G1630 2.8GHz and Opteron 1352 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 G1630 2.8GHz has a 0.7 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 Opteron 1352.

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 Opteron 1352 has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron G1630 2.8GHz, and the two CPUs have the same L3 cache size, so the Opteron 1352 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 Celeron G1630 2.8GHz has a 60 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 1352, and was created with a 43 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G1630 2.8GHz will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameIvy BridgeBudapest
MoBo SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2Socket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Sep 201301 Apr 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs4
CPU Threads2vs-
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Max TDP55 Wvs115 W
Lithography22 nmvs65 nm
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron G1630 2.8GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge micro-architecture with many of its features disabled, including Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading.
It offers 2 Cores, clocked at 2.8GHz and integrated graphics clocked at 650MHz (1.05GHz in Turbo Mode) and the memory controller supports DDR3-1333. It's expected to consume up to 55 Watt and offers 2MB of L3 Cache.
Its gaming performance is relatively average and on level with previous Sandy Bridge based dual-core CPUs (Core i3).
Opteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor to implement the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the 8- and 12-core Socket G34 Opterons, code-named Magny-Cours.