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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 8212 HE Celeron D 347
Cyberpunk 2077 1076% 2595%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1100% 2649%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 927% 2252%
Doom Eternal 1039% 2509%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1382% 3296%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1911% 4506%
Need For Speed Heat 1071% 2582%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 948% 2301%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1547% 3674%
Planet Zoo 1285% 3073%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 8212 HE is noticeably better than the Intel Celeron D 347 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 D 347 was released less than a year after the Opteron 8212 HE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 8212 HE has 1 more core than the Celeron D 347. However, while the Opteron 8212 HE will probably perform better than the Celeron D 347, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. This should not affect games that are a few years old, and even the latest games should at least be playable on very low settings, as only recently have game developers begun to harness the power of multiple cores.

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 8212 HE and Celeron D 347 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 D 347 has a 1.06 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 probably a good indicator that the Opteron 8212 HE is superior.

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 System Bus Speed is important for providing higher bandwidth, and with higher bandwidth the system has the capacity to move more data over a certain time period than it would with lower bandwidth.

The Opteron 8212 HE has a 467 MHz faster System Bus Speed than the Celeron D 347, and as such, has a significantly higher limit when it comes to the size of the data being processed at once.

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 Opteron 8212 HE has a 18 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Celeron D 347. However, the Celeron D 347 was created with a 90 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Opteron 8212 HE and the Celeron D 347 would appear to produce roughly the same amount of heat, and consume about the same amount of power.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSanta Rosa-
MoBo SocketSocket FLGA 775/ Socket T
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date15 Aug 200601 Oct 2006
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed2 GHzvs3.06 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 1000 MHzvs533 MHz
Max TDP68 Wvs86 W
Lithography90 nmvs-
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.20 V/1.25 V KBvs1.25V-1.325V KB
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs-
L1 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs-
L2 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Speed2000 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsno
Base GPU Frequency-vs-
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DirectX-vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs37.5mm x 37.5mm
Revision-vs-
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Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOpteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor which supported 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 Piledriver-based Opteron 4300 and 6300 series processors, codenamed "Seoul" and "Abu Dhabi" respectively.Based on the Cedar Mill Pentium 4 core, this version of the Celeron D was launched 28 May 2006,and continued the 3xx naming scheme with the Celeron D 347 (3.06 GHz), 352 (3.2 GHz), 356 (3.33 GHz), 360 (3.46 GHz), and 365 (3.6 GHz). The Cedar Mill Celeron D is largely the same as the Prescott-256, except with double the L2 cache (512 KB) and based on a 65 nm manufacturing process. The Cedar Mill-512 Celeron D is LGA 775 exclusive. The main benefits of the Cedar Mill Celerons over the Prescott Celerons are the slightly increased performance due to the larger L2 cache, higher clock rates, and less heat dissipation, with several models having a TDP lowered to 65 W from Prescott's lowest offering of 73 W.

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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