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CPU Core Details

CPU Codename Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge
MoBo Socket BGA 1023 rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPU yes yes
Release Date 01 Jan 2012 01 Oct 2011
CPU Link GD Link GD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores 2 2
Clock Speed 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency - -
Max TDP 17 W 17 W
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Bit Width - -
Virtualization Technology no no

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size 128 KB 128 KB
L2 Cache Size 512 KB 512 KB
L3 Cache Size 2 MB 3 MB
Memory Types
ECC Memory Support no no

CPU Graphics

Integrated Graphics no no
Base GPU Frequency - -
Max GPU Frequency - -
DirectX - -
Displays Supported - -

CPU Mini Review

Mini Review Sandy Bridge is the codename for a microarchitecture developed by Intel beginning in 2005 for central processing units in computers to replace the Nehalem microarchitecture. Intel demonstrated a Sandy Bridge processor in 2009, and released first products based on the architecture in January 2011 under the Core brand. Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz is a mobile CPU, part of the Core-i3 Series released by Intel in 2010/2012 and based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. <br> The performance is below average and so most demanding games might not run smoothly at the highest settings.

Gaming Performance Comparison

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz is noticeably better than the Intel Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz 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.

Both the Celeron Dual-Core 867 1.3GHz and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

{ The Celeron Dual-Core 867 and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz both have 2 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, theCeleron Dual-Core 867 and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz 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 Dual-Core 867 and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz 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 0.1 GHz faster base clock rate, the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz manages to provide marginally better performance than the <span class='gpu1Mention'>Celeron Dual-Core 867</span>.

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 Dual-Core 867 and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz have the same L2 cache size, but the <span class='gpu2Mention'>Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz</span> has a 1 MB bigger L3 cache, so in this area, it wins out over the <span class='gpu1Mention'>Celeron Dual-Core 867</span>.

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.

Both the Celeron Dual-Core 867 and the Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz have the same TDP of 17 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 32 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.