The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel’s PC market

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumored to be specifically built for PCs

The new Snapdragon silicon is reportedly much bigger than previous chips from the company.

Intel is reportedly developing new Y- and U-series Core chips with power and performance characteristics created to compete with the Snapdragon 1000. Some details of the Snapdragon 1000 have emerged, which is said to have been purpose-built for PCs, and will compete against Intel's low-end Y- and U-series Core processors. The successor to the mighty Snapdragon 850 is believed to be a powerhouse that's more than capable of running Windows 10.

Part of this push of the envelope has to do with rumors that there will be a first-ever socketed variant of the Snapdragon processor, meaning that it does not have to be placed directly on the motherboard. While the Y-series processors have a 4.5W TDP (Thermal Design Power), the U-series has a considerably higher TDP of 15W. It's now reportedly crafting a new chip called the Snapdragon 1000 that's purpose-built for upcoming desktops and laptops. The latest news reveals Qualcomm has a test platform with a Snapdragon 1000 chipset (codenamed Project Poipu), 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Gigabit Wi-Fi, and a new power management chip.

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

The new article adds that the Qualcomm CPUs draw 6.5 watts of power alone, and 12 watts of power in total.

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 a reference design quoted could shed some light on the machines you're likely to find sporting the chip. The dimensions of the upcoming Snapdragon 1000 are 20 x 15mm which shows that it is bigger than the recent flagship chipsets by Qualcomm.

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