Snapdragon 1000 Fresh Details Appear to Reveal How Powerful it Could be

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

Qualcomm's ARM chips are already standard in high-end smartphones, but the upcoming chip, codenamed Snapdragon 1000, is reportedly being built from the ground up as a laptop and desktop processor.

Qualcomm will look to compete with Intel's Y and U series Core processors, which are low powered, battery saving processors that are used in a wide variety of laptops and tablets. The successor to the mighty Snapdragon 850 is believed to be a powerhouse that's more than capable of running Windows 10.

Rumors about the existence of Snapdragon 1000 SoC had surfaced in the previous month. There is no official news regarding the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 and the performance it provides.

Maximum memory configurations tested with the Snapdragon 1000, still in development, include 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and two 128GB UFS 2.1 disks.

Qualcomm has unravelled a line-up of "Always-Connected PC" that were equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor and the Windows 10 in December past year.

So far this year they have announced details of the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform which is the long-awaited update for Android Wear watches, there is also the XR1 which is a solution dedicated for VR and AR.

A Qualcomm job posting mentions Windows 10 and desktop systems explicitly, adding weight to the plans, WinFuture said. This suggests that it could rival with the U series chipset from Intel that has a TDP of 15 watts. It is clear that the Snapdragon 1000 or a similar chip will be seen in a future Intel NUC.

The report also states that the new Snapdragon processor draws 12 watts of power.

This also means that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could be the biggest SoC from Qualcomm, which means that the chipset might not feature on any smartphone what so ever.

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