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Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Apr, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon II PCs M300

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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.26 MB Around 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core More than 95% more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz vs 1.46 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1 GHz 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255) vs Athlon II PCs M300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Athlon II PCs M300 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.46 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.46 GHz 2.02 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W

details

Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Athlon II PCs M300 
Architecture ARM x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.26 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.26 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Adreno 205 N/A
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)
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AMD Athlon II PCs M300
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