Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 vs Intel Core2 Duo E4600

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Intel Core2 Duo E4600

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 and the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 8 core processor released in Q1/2021 with the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2007.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (102) Family Intel Core2 Duo (29)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/860 (3) CPU group Intel Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000 (15)
6 Generation 1
Kryo 485 Architecture Conroe (Core)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.96 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Intel Core2 Duo E4600 clocks with 2.40 GHz, has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
8 Cores 2
8 Threads 2
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.96 GHz
1x Kryo 485 Prime
A-Core 2.40 GHz
2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 485 Gold
B-Core --
1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 485 Silver
C-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 690 @ 7 TOPS AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU no iGPU
0.25 GHz GPU frequency --
0.68 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
5 GPU Generation --
7 nm Technology
1 Max. displays
4 Compute units --
384 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12.0 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, while the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB/s enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 2.00 MB
3.00 MB L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has 5.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Intel Core2 Duo E4600 is at 2.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 65 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
7 nm Technology 65 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
-- Socket LGA 775
None Virtualization VT-x
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q4/2007
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 (46%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 (22%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
733 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
337 (46%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
2698 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
607 (22%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
972 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
2634 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
Qualcomm Adreno 640 @ 0.68 GHz
1037 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
542771 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
560128 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
829 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
385 (100%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
7 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
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