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Now I am no expert at this... But how does my Cell phone processor compare to an old school pentium 3-4 processor; maybe with Hyper Threading?

I have a Galaxy S 2 with a Exynos 4212 - dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.
Specs are Dual-Core 1.2 GHZ with 1GB RAM...

Pentium 3 - up to 1.13GHZ
Pentium 4 - starting at 1.3 GHZ

I know PC's have a lot more to process, with each driver and 32 bit OS (windows xp), while my Cell phone is Android that can run many apps at the same time... but how do the speeds (at the same clock) compare to the older processors?

I remember those older processors playing games like Quake 3... Then when I had my Nokia N95, I was actually able to play Quake 3 on it, with OpenGL enabled which was quite amazing... at a much lower resolution of course...
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A combination of optimization and a lightweight OS would be my guess. Plus mobile processors are starting to get pretty good..
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I believe that cell phone cpu's run on a little different instruction set known as ARM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture). You can see it's a reduced 32bit instruction set. Maybe that'll give ya an idea.

also check this out http://www.techautos.com/2010/03/14/...ocessor-guide/
Edited by Dunkler - 10/31/11 at 11:33am
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Tegra3 should be able to play alot of games from that era.
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Thanks... Found this pretty interesting article...

http://www.eeejournal.com/2010/09/be...nd-tablet.html

Now how about my Exynos vs Intel ATOM vs Pentium 4...


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I believe that cell phone cpu's run on a little different instruction set known as ARM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture). You can see it's a reduced 32bit instruction set. Maybe that'll give ya an idea.

also check this out http://www.techautos.com/2010/03/14/...ocessor-guide/
Thanks for that great article... +rep
Also pretty crazy knowing that my processor in my pocket can handle 1080p through HDMI while the Atom 450N (1440 resolution max even through HDMI) and Pentium 4 cannot...
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