Qualcomm has already bet on Windows 10 on ARM systems and has previously announced the Snapdragon 850 processor at the Taipei Computer Show. Snapdragon 850 is the second generation Windows 10 ARM chip, the current generation is Snapdragon 835. Now, more information has surfaced on the Internet, Qualcomm has already been developing a third-generation processor platform, the Snapdragon 1000 chip, also built for the Windows 10 ARM notebooks.
As per the WinFuture.de and Roland Quandt, Snapdragon 1000 (SD1000) processor will be a near contender to Intel Y and U series processors. The key USP of SD1000 is that it will have a 6.5W power draw for the CPU itself, and a total power draw of 12W for the entire SoC.
On the other hand, Intel’s Y- and U-series Core processors have a 4.5W and 15W power envelope respectively. The total system (CPU, GPU, Memory, Media controllers, etc.) will have more TDP.
The Snapdragon 1000 SoC has an edge here for optional active cooling devices. The SD1000 chip size is 20mm x 15mm, which is much larger than most mobile chips but still smaller than Intel chips. According to reports, Qualcomm is using 16GB of memory and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage to test the Opteron 1000 chips, demonstrating that the company is determined to pursue high-end ultrabooks. The test platform also features WiFi, Gigabit LTE and Snapdragon 855 processors and software modems for new power management chips.
Interestingly, the test status of the Snapdragon 1000 processor is embedded, not welded, and of course, this may not be the final configuration.
Snapdragon 1000 Phones
There is no information on the utilization of the chip in the smartphones. However, Snapdragon 1000 processor will first be equipped with the ASUS Primus laptop.
Snapdragon 1000 Specs (Tentative)
Design: Snapdragon 1000 System-on-Chip (S0C)
Process Node: 7nm @ TSMC
CPU: ARM Cortex-A76 Core
Package: 20mm x 15mm
RAM: 16 GB LPDDR4X
Flash: 128GB UFS 2.1
TDP (Power Consumption): 12W
WiFi: IEEE 802.11 ad
Cellular: Gigabit LTE
Dear Readers, this post is based on the early leaks and speculations.
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