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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Xeon Processor E5502 Celeron G465 1.9GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 506% 654%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 716% 914%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 487% 630%
FIFA 21 467% 605%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 586% 754%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 842% 1072%
Watch Dogs Legion 716% 914%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 586% 754%
Grand Theft Auto VI 896% 1138%
Genshin Impact 359% 471%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon Processor E5502 is very slightly better than the Intel Celeron G465 1.9GHz 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 G465 1.9GHz was released less than a year after the Xeon Processor E5502, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Xeon Processor E5502 has 1 more core than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz. However, while the Xeon Processor E5502 will probably perform better than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz, 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 Xeon Processor E5502 and Celeron G465 1.9GHz 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 G465 1.9GHz has a 0.03 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 Xeon Processor E5502 has a 1792 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron G465 1.9GHz, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.

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 G465 1.9GHz has a 45 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Xeon Processor E5502, and was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G465 1.9GHz 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 CodenameNehalem-EPSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketNot sureLGA 1155/Socket H2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date30 Mar 200902 Sep 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed1.87 GHzvs1.9 GHz
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Max TDP80 Wvs35 W
Lithography45 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs64 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs256 KB
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L3 Cache Size4 MBvs1.5 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewXeon Processor E5502 is a Server CPU based on the 45nm, Nehalem architecture.
With most of its features activated, it offers 4 Cores (4 Logical as well), clocked at 1.87GHz, 4MB of L3 Cache and the memory controller supports DDR3-800.
Obviously not meant for gaming purposes, though its introduction price was not very high, its performance is only average, considering today's standards.
Sandy Bridge is the codename for a microarchitecture developed by Intel beginning in 2005 for central processing units in computers to replace the Nehalem microarchitecture. Intel demonstrated a Sandy Bridge processor in 2009, and released first products based on the architecture in January 2011 under the Core brand.