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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium J2900 2.41GHz Opteron 1352
Cyberpunk 2077 315% 266%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 459% 393%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 302% 255%
Watch Dogs Legion 459% 393%
Godfall 702% 607%
FIFA 21 288% 242%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 370% 315%
Grand Theft Auto VI 582% 502%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 545% 469%
Genshin Impact 214% 177%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 1352 is very slightly better than the Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz 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 Pentium J2900 2.41GHz was released over three years more recently than the Opteron 1352, and so the Pentium J2900 2.41GHz 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 Pentium J2900 2.41GHz and the Opteron 1352 both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

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 J2900 2.41GHz 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 Pentium J2900 2.41GHz has a 0.31 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 Pentium J2900 2.41GHz and the Opteron 1352 have the same L2 cache size, but the Pentium J2900 2.41GHz does not appear to have an L3 cache, so the Opteron 1352 definitely wins out 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.

The Pentium J2900 2.41GHz has a 105 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 1352, and was created with a 43 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Pentium J2900 2.41GHz 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).

The Pentium J2900 2.41GHz has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Opteron 1352, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail), click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameBay Trail-DBudapest
MoBo SocketBGA 1170Socket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Nov 201301 Apr 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads4vs-
Clock Speed2.41 GHzvs2.1 GHz
Turbo Frequency2.66 GHzvs-
Max TDP10 Wvs115 W
Lithography22 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature100°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size224 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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L3 Cache Size-vs2 MB
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Memory Channels-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail)
Base GPU Frequency311 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency896 MHzvs-
DirectX11.1vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPentium J2900 2.41GHz is an energy efficient quad core desktop processor, based on the 22nm Silvermont architecture.
It offers 4-Cores, clocked at 2.41GHz and weak integrated graphics.
It does not offer the the multi-threading technology but it offers the Turbo Boost technology which raises its clock speed to up to 2.66 GHz.
As a result, its TDP is of only around 10 Watts and its performance is quite far from Intel's Core i3 Series.
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.