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My HTC's MSM8960 CPU vs my Desktop's P4 3.5GHz CPU...

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September 27, 2012 4:02:24 AM

So I updated my HTC EVO 4G LTE's software today and boy did it make a great improvement. The update to Android 4.0.4 really made a nice difference in performance and visuals. This made me wonder once again, is my phone's CPU faster than my desktop's CPU?

My desktop's CPU...

Socket 478 Pentium 4, (1 Core) [Codename: SL7AA]. I've OC'd it to 3.5GHz, 875FSB from 3.2GHz, 800FSB. It has 2MB of L3 Cache...

vs. my phone's CPU...

MSM8960 2 cores @ 1.5GHz... L2 Cache of 1MB.

This is also worth pointing out...

The Pentium 4 used in this benchmark comparison is probably almost perfectly identical to my processor's performance. That dual-core Celeron in that comparison is a joke, and it owns that Pentium 4. Does this mean my phone CPU owns my desktop CPU? Thanks for any help guys!
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September 27, 2012 4:15:11 AM

Not necessarily....your phone can't run X86 programs. :p 
September 27, 2012 4:51:38 PM

Well, take into consideration that my phone's hardware is defintely capable of running XP... So, I'm wondering which piece of hardware is better in terms of performance?
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September 27, 2012 5:01:48 PM

But your phone's hardware isn't capable of running Windows XP, it's an x86 program!

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September 27, 2012 6:11:50 PM

If the processors aren't running the same instruction sets (x86, ARM, etc.), you're comparing apples to oranges. It will be hard to say which one runs better than the other.

September 28, 2012 7:15:37 PM

=o junk.. I apologize. This is where I start to get schooled, so in reality I don't understand this exactly. All I know is... x86=32-bit which means P4, and ARM = my phones CPU (MSM8960).
October 12, 2012 9:29:21 PM

Best answer selected by hyrule571.