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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i7-2710QE 4-Core 2.1GHz Celeron B810
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 112% 944%
Call of Duty Warzone 17% 475%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 559%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 47% 625%
Doom Eternal 87% 822%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 69% 53%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 1026%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 68% 730%
Half-Life: Alyx 68% 730%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 68% 730%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i7-2710QE 4-Core 2.1GHz is massively better than the Intel Celeron B810 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 B810 was released less than a year after the Core i7-2710QE 4-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Core i7-2710QE 4-Core has 2 more cores than the Celeron B810. With 4 cores, the Core i7-2710QE 4-Core 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 i7-2710QE 4-Core and the Celeron B810 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 0.5 GHz faster base clock rate, the Core i7-2710QE 4-Core manages to provide noticeably better performance than the Celeron B810.

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 i7-2710QE 4-Core has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron B810, 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 B810 has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core i7-2710QE 4-Core (though they were created with the same size 32 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Celeron B810 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).

The Core i7-2710QE 4-Core 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 Celeron B810, 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 3000 Mobile, 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 CodenameSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketrPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date09 Jan 201113 Mar 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads8vs-
Clock Speed2.1 GHzvs1.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency3 GHzvs-
Max TDP45 Wvs35 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature100°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size6 MBvs2 MB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000 Mobileno
Base GPU Frequency350 MHzvs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCore i7-2710QE 4-Core 2.1GHz is a high-end mobile CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 2.1GHz, which may go up to 3.0GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates relatively weak Graphics called Intel HD i7 2710QE, with 12 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1200MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 45W.

Its performance is very good and sufficient for any of today's games.
The Celeron is a family of microprocessors from Intel targeted at the low-end consumer market. CPUs in the Celeron brand have used designs from sixth- to eighth-generation CPU microarchitectures.