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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Celeron Mobile 2.2GHz Sempron Mobile 3300+
Cyberpunk 2077 3459% 2096%
Hitman 3 4692% 2857%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4692% 2857%
Resident Evil 8 3853% 2339%
FIFA 21 3229% 1954%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5750% 3510%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3349% 2028%
Genshin Impact 2595% 1563%
The Medium 6007% 3668%
Far Cry 6 5515% 3365%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron Mobile 3300+ is marginally better than the Intel Celeron Mobile 2.2GHz 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 Sempron Mobile 3300+ was released less than a year after the Celeron Mobile 2.2GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Celeron Mobile 2.2GHz and the Sempron Mobile 3300+ both have 1 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 Mobile 2.2GHz and the Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Mobile 2.2GHz and Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Mobile 2.2GHz has a 0.2 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 Mobile 2.2GHz has a 128 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Celeron Mobile 2.2GHz 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 Mobile 2.2GHz has a 27 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, the Sempron Mobile 3300+ was created with a 40 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Sempron Mobile 3300+ is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameNorthwoodGeorgetown
MoBo SocketSocket 478/Socket NSocket 754
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date16 Apr 200319 Aug 2005
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.2 GHzvs2 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 400 MHzvs-
Max TDP35 Wvs62 W
Lithography130 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width32 Bitvs-
Voltage Range1.3V KBvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size8 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs128 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size31mm x 31mmvs-
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Celeron brand has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. Celeron processors can run all IA-32 computer programs, but their performance is somewhat lower when compared to similar CPUs with higher-priced Intel CPU brands. For example, the Celeron brand will often have less cache memory, or have advanced features purposely disabled. These missing features have had a variable impact on performance. In some cases, the effect was significant and in other cases the differences were relatively minor. Many of the Celeron designs have achieved a very high bang for the buck, while at other times, the performance difference has been noticeable. This has been the primary justification for the higher cost of other Intel CPU brands versus the Celeron range.Sempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats. The Sempron replaced the AMD Duron processor and competes against Intel's Celeron series of processors. AMD coined the name from the Latin semper, which means always, to suggest the Sempron is suitable for daily use, practical, and part of everyday life.