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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 450 2.0GHz Pentium Dual Core T2080 1.73GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 1683% 1159%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2301% 1596%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1628% 1120%
FIFA 21 1568% 1078%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1920% 1327%
Watch Dogs Legion 2301% 1596%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2672% 1858%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1920% 1327%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2831% 1970%
Genshin Impact 1250% 854%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core T2080 1.73GHz is very slightly better than the Intel Celeron M 450 2.0GHz 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 Pentium Dual Core was released less than a year after the Celeron M 450, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium Dual Core has 1 more core than the Celeron M 450. However, while the Pentium Dual Core will probably perform better than the Celeron M 450, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. Both CPUs also have quite low clock frequencies, which means recent games will have to be played at low settings, assuming you own an equivalently powerful GPU.

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 M 450 and the Pentium Dual Core 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 0.27 GHz faster base clock rate, the Celeron M 450 manages to provide slightly better performance than the Pentium Dual Core.

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 M 450 and the Pentium Dual Core have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Pentium Dual Core has a 64 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Celeron M 450, at least 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 Celeron M 450 has a 4 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium Dual Core (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Celeron M 450 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 CodenameYonahYonah
MoBo SocketSocket MSocket M
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200601 May 2007
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.73 GHz
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Max TDP27 Wvs31 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size64 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe 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. [Please be aware that GD data is constantly refined as more information and reports are made available.]Pentium Dual Core T2080 1.73GHz is a Mobile CPU part of the Pentium Dual Core Series released by Intel in 2007-2011.
The performance it delivers is very limited and not enough to play most demanding games in the highest settings. Still, less demanding games might run fine.