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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...
http://ark.intel.com/products/27489/Pentium-4-Processor...

vs. my phone's CPU...

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



This is also worth pointing out...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/71?vs=92

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 
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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.

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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).
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October 12, 2012 9:29:21 PM

Best answer selected by hyrule571.
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