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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

Reasons to consider the
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

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Higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Apple A6 (APL0598)

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Apple A6 (APL0598)

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Apple A6 (APL0598) vs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon 600 vs A6 (APL0598)

SunSpider 0.9.1

Snapdragon 600
822.6 ms
A6 (APL0598)
908 ms

GeekBench

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt Classic (Offscreen)

Snapdragon 600
87.6 fps
A6 (APL0598)
91 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon 600  vs
A6 (APL0598) 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Adreno 320 PowerVR SGX543MP3

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel

details

Snapdragon 600  vs
A6 (APL0598) 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Architecture ARM ARM

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
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Apple A6 (APL0598)
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