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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron J1850 2.0GHz Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.40GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 427% 628%
Call of Duty Warzone 360% 535%
Grand Theft Auto VI 801% 1144%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 564% 817%
Maneater 427% 628%
Valorant 218% 339%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 562% 813%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 736% 1054%
Doom Eternal 638% 919%
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 410% 605%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron J1850 2.0GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.40GHz 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 J1850 2.0GHz was released over three years more recently than the Pentium Dual Core, and so the Celeron J1850 2.0GHz is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Pentium Dual Core when running the latest games.

The Celeron J1850 2.0GHz has 2 more cores than the Pentium Dual Core. With 4 cores, the Celeron J1850 2.0GHz 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 J1850 2.0GHz and Pentium Dual Core 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 Dual Core has a 0.4 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 Celeron J1850 2.0GHz.

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 J1850 2.0GHz has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium Dual Core, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron J1850 2.0GHz 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 J1850 2.0GHz has a 55 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium Dual Core, and was created with a 43 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron J1850 2.0GHz 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 Celeron J1850 2.0GHz 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 Pentium Dual Core, 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-DAllendale
MoBo SocketBGA 1170LGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date11 Sep 201302 Mar 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads4vs-
Clock Speed2 GHzvs2.4 GHz
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Max TDP10 Wvs65 W
Lithography22 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature100°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size224 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail)no
Base GPU Frequency311 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency896 MHzvs-
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Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron J1850 2.0GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm, Silvermont architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 2.0GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.

The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), with 4 Execution Units, initially clocked at 688MHz, which may go up to 792MHz and share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 10W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.
The Intel Pentium Dual-Core brand refers to mainstream x86-architecture microprocessors from Intel. With the exception of a few early Yonah based mobile models, they are now all based on the 64-bit Core microarchitecture. Pentium Dual-Core lacks the SSE4.1 instruction found in the 45 nm Core 2 processors.