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Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.33 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.89 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom Z520

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Intel Atom Z520

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Atom Z520 vs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon 600 vs Atom Z520

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon 600  vs
Atom Z520 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.75 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.89 GHz 1.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.75 GHz 1.6 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 1.63W

details

Snapdragon 600  vs
Atom Z520 
Architecture ARM x86
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 45 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Adreno 320 N/A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
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