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Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron D 320 Celeron D 360
Cyberpunk 2077 3684% 2503%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4994% 3404%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3566% 2422%
FIFA 21 3439% 2334%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4186% 2848%
Watch Dogs Legion 4994% 3404%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5782% 3946%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4186% 2848%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6118% 4177%
Genshin Impact 2765% 1871%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron D 360 is marginally better than the Intel Celeron D 320 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 less than a year after the Celeron D 320, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance 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 320 and the Celeron D 360 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 320 and the Celeron D 360 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 320 and the Celeron D 360 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. With this in mind, it is safe to say that with a 1.06 GHz faster base clock rate, the Celeron D 360 manages to provide massively better performance than the Celeron D 320.

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 Celeron D 360 has a 8 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 320 (though they were created with the same size 0 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Celeron D 360 will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU Codename--
MoBo SocketSocket 478/Socket NLGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Jun 200426 Nov 2006
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron D 320 is a cheap CPU with very limited performance (only one core) and high power consumption.
The performance isn't enough to play most of today's games at decent settings.
The 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.