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Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.57 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2010 vs May, 2010 Release date 5 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom Z615

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Intel Atom Z615

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More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core More than 95% more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs Atom Z615 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Atom Z615 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.57 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.57 GHz 1.2 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 1.79W

details

Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)  vs
Atom Z615 
Architecture ARM x86
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.51 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.26 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Adreno 220 Integrated

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Single Channel Single Channel
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
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