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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)

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Slightly higher clock speed 1.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Celeron 867

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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
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
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz vs 1.46 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core More than 95% more l2 cache per core
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jan, 2012 vs Apr, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255) vs Celeron 867


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Celeron 867 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core


Overclocked clock speed 1.46 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.46 GHz 2.2 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 13.81W


Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Celeron 867 
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 32 nm

integrated graphics

Label Adreno 205 Intel® HD Graphics

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)
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Intel Celeron 867
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