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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by xsabrewulf, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. xsabrewulf

    xsabrewulf Newbie
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    I was trying to find a compare for the APQ8060 (snapdragon dual core 1.2ghz) vs the Tegra 2.

    and the snapdragon using Adreno 220

    which has better CPU over all speed? and which has the better graphics processor?

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  2. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    In terms of the CPU, A9 > Scorpion, clock for clock. At 1.2ghz, the Snapdragon should offer similar performance to the 1ghz Tegra 2. However, we're talking higher clock rate, and aslo larger die size (45nm, vs 42nm). So, I'd say similar performance with an ever so slight edge to the Tegra 2, as well as slightly better power consumption on the Tegra 2.

    As for the GPU, the Adreno 220 is top notch and handily beats the Tegra 2.
    AnandTech - Dual Core Snapdragon GPU Performance Explored - 1.5 GHz MSM8660 and Adreno 220 Benchmarks

    However, keep in mind the phones that ship with these. HTC Sense tends to be used on phones using the Snapdragon, whereas Tegra devices are used by other vendors. If you plan to go stock, a Sense-based device will offer a smoother feel than many of these other devices. I mean, the OMAP4 is an outstanding processor, but it hasn't stopped the Droid 3 or Droid X2 from being laggy as shit. But, if you plan to run CM7/8 on it, by all means, get the best hardware you can.

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