[H]ardOCP: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 Rumored to Be Specifically Built for PCs

Microsoft to use Windows 10-focused Snapdragon 1000 chip for foldable Surface Phone

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumored to be specifically built for PCs

Qualcomm's Tech Summit in December 2017.

You should be reminded that this information is by no means complete and since it is based on developer platform information, there may be some changes to the introduction of finished devices and processors to stay tuned for the latest.

Specifications of the latest Qualcomm System-on-Chip (SoC) identified as SDM1000 but believed to be eventually named as Snapdragon 1000, are beginning to surface.

We have heard that Qualcomm is working on a new Snapdragon 1000 processor intended for Windows 10 on ARM with performance equal to Intel's U and Y Core processors.

Now known as the SDM1000, it's looking more and more like the Snapdragon 1000 is being specifically designed for PCs.

The earlier report noted that the new chipset would likely have new Cortex-A76 cores and lightweight Cortex-A55 cores.

Current Snapdragon 1000 test chips include up to 16GB of RAM, with two 128GB flash storage modules, 802.11ad gigabit Wi-Fi and gigabit LTE. At least that seems to be the case from the 12W power draw for the SoC; the CPU itself will draw 6.5W. This goes up directly against the Intel Y and U series of mobile CPUs, which both draw 4.5 watts and 15 watts respectively.

Microsoft has been working with Qualcomm to produce ARM chips for Windows 10 PCs.

The processor itself is apparently socketed like a traditional computer chipset - at least on the test hardware. This will make it possible for the user to easily swap the chip.

Compared to old Snapdragon chips this will be larger in size and will provide a great performance along with a satisfactory battery. In other words, the SoC will not be soldered to the motherboard.

The outlet also spotted a Qualcomm employee's LinkedIn profile, which alludes to "desktop" products. According to a GSMArena report, Qualcomm recently posted an opening for an engineer well versed in operations on Qualcomm Snapdragon for various devices.

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