A new report suggests that the expected SD 1000 SoC is most likely the powerful laptop chipset that the company has ever made.
Ever since the launch of Snapdragon 835 SoC, Microsoft has teamed up Qualcomm to develop Windows 10 on ARM devices. A new SD 850 SoC (based on Snapdragon 845) is expected to launch later this year for Windows 10 to run on ARM machines. A new report suggests that after this 850 SoC the follow-up chipset would be the new Snapdragon 1000 SoC.
A report from the folks at ArsTechnica suggests that the expected SD 1000 SoC is most likely the powerful laptop chipset that the company has ever made. This SoC is also expected to go ahead with the upcoming Intel’s Y- and U- series Core processors. These are believed to have a 4.5W and 15W power and are assumed to be used in a stream of powerful tablets and ultrabooks. The SD 1000 chipset appears to be having 6.5W power drawing to its own CPU and an overall output of 12W for the whole SoC. The report also states that the SD 1000 SoC would be having 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and two 128GB UFS flash drives. It supports the latest Wi-Fi, Gigabit LTE, and believed to have a new power management controller.
Under the hood, the SoC is presumed to use ARM’s Cortex-A76 architecture and would be built on using TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process. And, the performance of this SoC is expected to be on par with the Intel Skylake processors from 2017.
According to Winfuture, the ‘Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 SoC should be used in devices running on Windows 10,’ surprisingly, on LinkedIn, an employee has justified this statement by posting this job description on his profile.
Job description extracted from an employeer at Qualcomm (Photo: Winfuture)
Furthermore, on this profile, there’s also mentioning of the project called ‘Andromeda’, which already implied us the Hybrid PCs and laptops from Microsoft. And, also hinting us the mentioning of AR and VR headsets suggests that Microsoft is gearing up Snapdragon instead of Intel for the future.
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