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Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

Reasons to consider the
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 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
Newer Oct, 2010 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 8216

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AMD Opteron 8216

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.51 MB Around 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core Around 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.88 GHz vs 1.57 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.5 GHz 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs Opteron 8216 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Opteron 8216 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.57 GHz 2.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.57 GHz 2.88 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W

details

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Opteron 8216 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.51 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.26 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Adreno 220 N/A
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
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