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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron J1800 2.41GHz Athlon II X2 245e
Cyberpunk 2077 602% 397%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 845% 569%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 580% 382%
FIFA 21 556% 365%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1054% 717%
Hitman 3 845% 569%
Genshin Impact 431% 276%
Far Cry 6 1007% 684%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 991% 673%
Watch Dogs Legion 845% 569%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Athlon II X2 245e is noticeably better than the Intel Celeron J1800 2.41GHz 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 J1800 2.41GHz was released over three years more recently than the Athlon II X2, and so the Celeron J1800 2.41GHz is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Athlon II X2 when running the latest games.

The Celeron J1800 2.41GHz and the Athlon II X2 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, the Celeron J1800 2.41GHz and the Athlon II X2 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 J1800 2.41GHz and Athlon II X2 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 Athlon II X2 has a 0.49 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 .

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 J1800 2.41GHz and the Athlon II X2 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Athlon II X2 has a 32 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Celeron J1800 2.41GHz, 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 J1800 2.41GHz has a 35 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Athlon II X2, and was created with a 23 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron J1800 2.41GHz will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Celeron J1800 2.41GHz 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 Athlon II X2, 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 Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail), 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 CodenameBay Trail-DRegor
MoBo SocketBGA 1170Socket AM2+ / AM3
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Nov 201310 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
CPU Threads2vs-
Clock Speed2.41 GHzvs2.9 GHz
Turbo Frequency2.58 GHzvs-
Max TDP10 Wvs45 W
Lithography22 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature105°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size224 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs2048 KB
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Memory Channels-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail)no
Base GPU Frequency311 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency896 MHzvs-
DirectX11.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron J1800 2.41GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm, Silvermont architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), initially clocked at 2.41GHz, which may go up to 2.58GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Burst Performance and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), with 4 Execution Units, initially clocked at 688MHz, which may go up to 792MHz and share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 10W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.
The Athlon II series is based on the AMD K10 architecture and derived from the Phenom II series. However, unlike its Phenom siblings, it does not contain any L3 Cache. There are two Athlon II dies: the dual-core Regor die with 1 MB L2 Cache per core and the four-core Propus with 512 KB per core. Regor is a native dual-core design with lower TDP and additional L2 to offset the removal of L3 cache. The three core Rana is derived from the Propus quad-core design, with one core disabled.