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Game Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz Opteron 1352
Cyberpunk 2077 255% 266%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 378% 393%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 244% 255%
FIFA 21 232% 242%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 302% 315%
Watch Dogs Legion 378% 393%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 452% 469%
Grand Theft Auto VI 483% 502%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 302% 315%
Genshin Impact 169% 177%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz is marginally 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 Opteron 1352 was released less than a year after the Core 2 Duo, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 1352 has 2 more cores than the Core 2 Duo. 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 Core 2 Duo 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 Core 2 Duo has a 0.5 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 Core 2 Duo and the Opteron 1352 have the same L2 cache size, but the Core 2 Duo 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 Core 2 Duo has a 50 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 1352 (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Core 2 Duo 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 CodenameConroeBudapest
MoBo SocketLGA 775/ Socket TSocket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date27 Jul 200601 Apr 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs4
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed2.6 GHzvs2.1 GHz
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Max TDP65 Wvs115 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
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Max Temperature73°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz is a middle-class Processor based on the 65nm Core micro-architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), clocked at 2.6GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 65W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.
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.