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Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255) vs the Intel Core i5 2450M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 2450M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.94 GHz vs 1.46 GHz More than 2x 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 threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2012 vs Apr, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255) vs Core i5 2450M

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Core i5 2450M 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.46 GHz 2.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.46 GHz 2.94 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W

details

Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)  vs
Core i5 2450M 
Architecture ARM x86-64
Threads 1 4
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

GPU GPU GPU
Label Adreno 205 Intel® HD Graphics 3000

memory controller

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