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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

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Slightly higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Atom Z2560

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.51 MB More than 95% 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
Newer Feb, 2013 vs Oct, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260) vs Atom Z2560

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Atom Z2560 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.57 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.57 GHz 1.6 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 2.44W

details

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Atom Z2560 
Architecture ARM x86
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.51 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 220 Integrated

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Single Channel Dual Channel
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
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Intel Atom Z2560
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