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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 4174 HE Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 101% 252%
Hitman 3 171% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 171% 374%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 95% 241%
FIFA 21 88% 229%
Grand Theft Auto VI 230% 479%
Far Cry 6 217% 456%
Genshin Impact 52% 167%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 213% 448%
Battlefield 6 181% 393%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 4174 HE is massively better than the Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz 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 G1610 2.6GHz was released less than a year after the Opteron 4174 HE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 4174 HE has 4 more cores than the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz. With 6 cores, the Opteron 4174 HE 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 Opteron 4174 HE and Celeron G1610 2.6GHz 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 G1610 2.6GHz has a 0.3 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 Opteron 4174 HE.

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 Opteron 4174 HE and the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz have the same L2 cache size, but the Opteron 4174 HE has a 4 MB bigger L3 cache, so in this area, it wins out over the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz.

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 G1610 2.6GHz has a 10 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 4174 HE, and was created with a 23 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron G1610 2.6GHz 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 CodenameLisbonIvy Bridge
MoBo SocketSocket C32LGA 1155/Socket H2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date23 Jun 201020 Jan 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores6vs2
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs2.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 3200 MHzvs-
Max TDP65 Wvs55 W
Lithography45 nmvs22 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Voltage Range1.1875 V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L1 Cache Count6vs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Count6vs-
L2 Cache Speed2300 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size6 MBvs2 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOpteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor to implement the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the 8- and 12-core Socket G34 Opterons, code-named Magny-Cours.Celeron G1610 2.6GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge micro-architecture with many of its features disabled, including Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading.
It offers 2 Cores, clocked at 2.6GHz and integrated graphics clocked at 650MHz (1.05GHz in Turbo Mode) and the memory controller supports DDR3-1333. It's expected to consume up to 55 Watt and offers 2MB of L3 Cache.
Its gaming performance is relatively average and on level with previous Sandy Bridge based dual-core CPUs (Core i3).

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementIntel Quick Sync Video
AMDBusiness ClassIntel InTru 3D
AMD Black EditionIntel Insider
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
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