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CPU Core Details

CPU Codename Bay Trail-D Santa Rosa
MoBo Socket BGA 1170 Socket F
Notebook CPU no no
Release Date 11 Sep 2013 15 Aug 2006
CPU Link GD Link GD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores 2 2
CPU Threads 2 -
Clock Speed 2.41 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency - -
System Bus - 1000 MHz
Max TDP 10 W 68 W
Lithography 22 nm 90 nm
Bit Width 64 Bit -
Voltage Range - 1.20 V/1.25 V KB
Max Temperature 100°C 55°C
Virtualization Technology no yes

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size 224 KB 128 KB
L1 Cache Count - 2
L2 Cache Size 2048 KB 1024 KB
L2 Cache Count - 2
L2 Cache Speed - 2600 MHz
L3 Cache Size - -
Memory Types
Max Memory Size 8 GB -
Memory Channels 2 -
ECC Memory Support no no

CPU Graphics

Integrated Graphics no no
Base GPU Frequency - -
Max GPU Frequency - -
DirectX - -
Displays Supported - -

CPU Mini Review

Mini Review Celeron J1750 2.41GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm, Silvermont architecture. <br/> <br/> It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), clocked at 2.0GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache. <br/> Among its many features, <b>Virtualization</b> is activated. <br/> <br/> The processor integrates very weak Graphics called <b>Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)</b>, with 4 Execution Units, initially clocked at 688MHz, which may go up to 750MHz and share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor. <br/> Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 10W. <br/> <br/> Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally. Opteron 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.

Gaming Performance Comparison

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 8218 HE is marginally better than the Intel Celeron J1750 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.

Both the Celeron J1750 2.41GHz and the Opteron 8218 HE were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

{ The Celeron J1750 2.41GHz and the Opteron 8218 HE 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, theCeleron J1750 2.41GHz and the Opteron 8218 HE 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 J1750 2.41GHz and Opteron 8218 HE 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 Opteron 8218 HE has a 0.19 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. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

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 <span class='gpu1Mention'>Celeron J1750 2.41GHz</span> has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the <span class='gpu2Mention'>Opteron 8218 HE</span>, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the <span class='gpu1Mention'>Celeron J1750 2.41GHz</span> wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

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.