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Which of these smartphone CPUs is more powerful?

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June 2, 2014 12:29:43 PM

The 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Krait MSM8260-A dual core

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The MTK MT6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz (The one in the Sony Xperia C)

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June 2, 2014 1:17:42 PM

obviously the quad.
it's like comparing an desktop dual core vs quad core
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June 2, 2014 2:46:38 PM

radekmm said:
obviously the quad.
it's like comparing an desktop dual core vs quad core
Yeah, that's what I thought, but the dual-core is a newer CPU, and comes with the more expensive Xperia T, so I was wondering. I eventually decided to drop 'em both and go with the Xperia Z that has a 1.5GHz quad-core, so all is well. Thanks for the response anyway :) 

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June 2, 2014 11:11:32 PM

Firstly I would like to remove your confusion regarding Qualcomm and quad-core. Quad-core represents that there are total 4 cores available int he mother circuit of the system. But Qualcomm is an electronics company which is known for manufacturing processors.
Coming to the second part, Its obvious that a mobile with four cores(quad-core) will have a better performance than two cores(dual core). So its as clear as that.
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June 3, 2014 11:48:59 AM

Anonymous said:
The 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Krait MSM8260-A dual core

OR

The MTK MT6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz (The one in the Sony Xperia C)

Thanks.


I think the Qualcomm will be faster. The arcitecture is far better, and the MT6589 does not perform very well in benchmarks.

Especially with the GHz rating, I stand by that.
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June 3, 2014 11:49:45 AM

radekmm said:
obviously the quad.
it's like comparing an desktop dual core vs quad core


Basically, MediaTek is like AMD.

Qualcomm is like Intel.

An Intel dual core can outperform an AMD 8-core in many instances.

It's not cut and dry.
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