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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron M 450 2.0GHz APU E-350 Dual Core
Cyberpunk 2077 1683% 1082%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2301% 1491%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1628% 1045%
FIFA 21 1568% 1005%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1920% 1239%
Watch Dogs Legion 2301% 1491%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2672% 1737%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1920% 1239%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2831% 1842%
Genshin Impact 1250% 795%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU E-350 Dual Core 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 APU E-350 Dual 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 APU E-350 Dual has 1 more core than the Celeron M 450. However, while the APU E-350 Dual 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 APU E-350 Dual 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 M 450 has a 0.4 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the APU E-350 Dual.

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 APU E-350 Dual have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. Sadly, there is not enough data to judge based on L1 cache size which CPU would perform better.

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 APU E-350 Dual has a 9 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron M 450, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the APU E-350 Dual 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 APU E-350 Dual 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 M 450, 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 Radeon HD 6310, 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 CodenameYonahZacate
MoBo SocketSocket MBGA413
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date01 Oct 200604 Jan 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
CPU Threads-vs2
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 533 MHzvs-
Max TDP27 Wvs18 W
Lithography65 nmvs40 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.0V-1.3V KBvs1.25V-1.35V KB
Max Temperature-vs90°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size64 KBvs-
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Count-vs2
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
Memory Channels-vs1
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 6310
Base GPU Frequency-vs500 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs11
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size35mm x 35mmvs-
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

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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.]AMD Fusion is the marketing name for a series of APUs by AMD. There are two flavors of Fusion currently available, one with its CPU logic based on the Bobcat core and the other its CPU logic based on the K10 core. In both cases the GPU logic is HD6xxx, which itself is based on the mobile variant of the Radeon HD 5xxx Series. Fusion was announced in 2006 and has been in development since then. The final design is the product of the merger between AMD and ATI, combining general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPUs (like GPGPU computation) into a single die. This technology was shown to the general public in January 2011 at CES. In the same year AMD will introduce Bulldozer for Socket AM3+ and for the server market.