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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron D 360 Athlon XP 1700+
Halo: Reach 1305% 1458%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3302% 3672%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2422% 2697%
Borderlands 3 3302% 3672%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3657% 4067%
Cyberpunk 2077 2790% 3105%
FIFA 20 2334% 2599%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 3302% 3672%
eFootball PES 2020 2698% 3003%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 1771% 1974%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron D 360 is marginally better than the AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 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 D 360 was released over three years more recently than the Athlon XP 1700+, and so the Celeron D 360 is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Athlon XP 1700+ when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Celeron D 360 and the Athlon XP 1700+ both have 1 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Celeron D 360 and the Athlon XP 1700+ may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

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 D 360 and Athlon XP 1700+ 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 D 360 has a 2 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 probably a good indicator that the is superior.

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 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 Athlon XP 1700+ has a 1 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 360. However, the Celeron D 360 was created with a 180 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Celeron D 360 and the Athlon XP 1700+ would appear to produce roughly the same amount of heat, and consume about the same amount of power.

CPU Core Details

CPU Codename-Palomino (Model 6)
MoBo SocketLGA 775/ Socket TSocket 462/Socket A
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date26 Nov 200609 Oct 2001
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed3.46 GHzvs1.46 GHz
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Max TDP65 Wvs64 W
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size-vs128 KB
L2 Cache Size-vs256 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron brand has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. Celeron processors can run all IA-32 computer programs, but their performance is somewhat lower when compared to similar CPUs with higher-priced Intel CPU brands. For example, the Celeron brand will often have less cache memory, or have advanced features purposely disabled. These missing features have had a variable impact on performance. In some cases, the effect was significant and in other cases the differences were relatively minor. Many of the Celeron designs have achieved a very high bang for the buck, while at other times, the performance difference has been noticeable. This has been the primary justification for the higher cost of other Intel CPU brands versus the Celeron range.The Athlon made its debut on June 23, 1999. Athlon is the ancient Greek word for Champion/trophy of the games.
Athlon is the brand name applied to a series of x86-compatible microprocessors designed and manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The original Athlon (now called Athlon Classic) was the first seventh-generation x86 processor and retained the initial performance lead it had over Intel's competing processors for a significant period of time. The original Athlon also had the distinction of being the first desktop processor to reach speeds of one gigahertz (GHz). AMD has continued using the Athlon name with the Athlon 64, an eighth-generation processor featuring x86-64 (later renamed AMD64) architecture, and the Athlon II.

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