Qualcomm is betting big on Snapdragon processor for Windows 10
on ARM project. At Computex, the chipmaker unveiled the
Snapdragon 850 exclusively for Always Connected PCs. 850 is
separate from the 845 as it has been optimized for use with
While the latest Snapdragon 850 processor offers a clock speed
of up to 2.96GHz, the next-gen chipset is reportedly going to
boost the performance of the ARM PCs.
The first generation of Qualcomm-powered laptops shared the
Snapdragon 835 with Android phones, although the processor was
modified, the performance was still not up to the mark.
A report today shed light on
Snapdragon 1000, Qualcomm’s next-gen processor for Windows
10 devices, reportedly codenamed SDM1000. The report adds that
Qualcomm is offering up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and two 128GB
UFS 2.1 modules for the developer platform.
“Qualcomm’s next Windows 10 on ARM chip is internally called
SDM1000. Dev platform with max 16GB RAM, 2x128GB UFS. SoC
apparently has package size of ~20x15mm. Maybe first socketed
ARM-SoC in consumer space. All of this means one thing: massive
performance,” the well-known leaker, Roland Quandt said in a
If the reports are believed to be true, Snapdragon 1000
processor will be unveiled later this year, we’ll see a new
range of devices running Snapdragon 850 and 1000 next year.
Qualcomm recently announced Snapdragon 850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is actually a lot more aggressive
design from a form factor standpoint.
Qualcomm says that Snapdragon 850 offers up to 20 percent
increase in both battery life and gigabit LTE speeds. Qualcomm
is, of course, using a new X20 modem for high-speed gigabyte
Qualcomm Snapdragon now boasts LTE speeds of up to 1.2Gbps.
Speaking of performance, Qualcomm confirmed that the Snapdragon
850 includes a 30 percent increase in performance, which should
address the concerns of performance issues on ARM PCs.
You might want to try PCs with SD 850 if you’re disappointed by
the lackluster performance of the first generation of
Always Connected PCs.
There’s not much difference between the Snapdragon 850 and the
845, but it’s worth noting that the SD 850 has been optimized
for Windows 10 PCs.
While the first generation of Always Connected PCs was fairly
Qualcomm is working with the smartphone makers, like
Samsung, on ARM PCs with Snapdragon 850 processor.