Qualcomm continues to push its Snapdragon chips
CHIP SUPREMACY tends to get Intel and AMD to override core and thread counts, but Qualcomm takes a different tact to challenge Intel with its Snapdragon 1000 SoC.
While Qualcomm has not officially released the Snapdragon chip, WinFuture has the last piece of silicon from the company, which targets not smartphones but sluggish, slim Windows 1
When it comes to powering such devices, Intel's Y-Series and U-Series Core I processors are ahead of the pack. But some of these processors are slightly dull, which is why the Snapdragon 1000 appears to have a thermal design power of 12W.
This is almost three times as much as the Intel processors of the Y series and only 3 watts behind the chips of the chip manufacturer of the U series. Therefore, the Snapdragon 1000 should be able to leverage enough power to achieve a performance boost comparable to the more popular low-end laptop chips.
The Snapdragon 1000 promises a better chipset than the Snapdragon 850 earlier this month, which is basically a redesigned Snapdragon 845 chip running on Windows 10.
Sporting ARM Cortex-A76 cores and with a 7nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 1000 is expected to be comparable to a 15W Intel U- However, we'll have to wait and see if such expectations are met.
But such a chip could really challenge Intel on the low-end laptop and hybrid end of the PC market. And Intel does not really need such a challenge because AMD has already cracked it with its second-generation Ryzen and thread-ripper processors and the SoCs, which have remarkable graphics chips to outperform Intel's own integrated graphics in laptop chips.
Of course, Intel is a good bet for making laptop processors, while Qualcomm is a bit of an upstart in comparison, so time will tell that the latter can really challenge the former. μ