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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron J1750 2.41GHz Athlon 64 FX-53
Cyberpunk 2077 631% 698%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 884% 974%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 608% 673%
Hitman 3 884% 974%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1101% 1211%
FIFA 21 584% 646%
Far Cry 6 1053% 1158%
Genshin Impact 453% 504%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1036% 1140%
Watch Dogs Legion 884% 974%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Celeron J1750 2.41GHz is marginally better than the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 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 J1750 2.41GHz was released over three years more recently than the Athlon 64 FX-53, and so the Celeron J1750 2.41GHz is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Athlon 64 FX-53 when running the latest games.

The Celeron J1750 2.41GHz has 1 more core than the Athlon 64 FX-53. However, while the Celeron J1750 2.41GHz will probably perform better than the Athlon 64 FX-53, 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.

The Celeron J1750 2.41GHz has 1 more threads than the Athlon 64 FX-53. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 Athlon 64 FX-53 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 J1750 2.41GHz has a 0.01 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 Celeron J1750 2.41GHz has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Athlon 64 FX-53, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron J1750 2.41GHz 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.

The Celeron J1750 2.41GHz has a 79 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Athlon 64 FX-53, and was created with a 108 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Celeron J1750 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 J1750 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 64 FX-53, 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-DSledgeHammer
MoBo SocketBGA 1170Socket 939
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date11 Sep 201301 Jun 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
CPU Threads2vs1
Clock Speed2.41 GHzvs2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
Max TDP10 Wvs89 W
Lithography22 nmvs130 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature100°Cvs70°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size224 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail)
Base GPU Frequency311 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency896 MHzvs-
DirectX11.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCeleron J1750 2.41GHz is a budget CPU based on the 22nm, Silvermont architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), clocked at 2.0GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is 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 750MHz 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.
Athlon 64 FX-53 is an entry-level Processor based on the 130nm K8 micro-architecture.

It offers 1 Physical Core (1 Logical), clocked at 2.4GHz and 1MB of L2 Cache.
No relevant technologies are activated in a way the processor doesn't even support Virtualization.

The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 89W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.