So, what is it about the Snapdragon then that makes it perform so much better on the Linpack benchmarks? The Nexus One, Droid Incredible, and the EVO 4G use the same type processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with the Scorpion core. The Scorpion core is an a 1-GHz control processor based on ARM’s Cortex instruction set supported by an array of 600-MHz DSP and accelerator cores for baseband and video processing that offer 128-bit single instruction multiple data (SIMD) functionality. Thus, the Scorpion core can process SIMD instructions in 128-bit-wide chunks, while most other Cortex based chips are restricted to 64 bits. Scorpion also has a deeper pipeline, which includes VFP commands, while VFP commands are not pipelined in the Cortex.