Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000

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Snapdragon 1000 is the purported name of Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon flagship chip, and should have a radical TDP, performance, and feature set that will blow other SoCs out of the water. The latest iteration of it's Y- and U- series Core processors should be able to deliver the power and performance needs users will find themselves wanting once the Snapdragon 1000's capabilities come to market. Hence, users may have the power to replace their old Snapdragon processor with the newest one on their Windows 10 PC.

Rumors about the existence of Snapdragon 1000 SoC had surfaced in the previous month. By comparison, Intel's latest U series chips top out at 15 watts of power.

According to a report from WinFuture, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 will have 12 TDP (thermal design process), which is nearly double as of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC (flagship smartphone chipset from Qualcomm).

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Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 850 SoC at Computex 2018, designed for the Always On, Always Connected Windows PC category. Qualcomm's test platform supposedly has 16GB LPDDR4X RAM with two 128GB flash drives for storage. Incidentally, the company wants a full-fledged Windows Operating System (OS) on ARM-based chips. The Snapdragon 1000 chip is being built from the ground up to work in laptop devices first and foremost rather than smartphones.

The new chip is significantly larger than Qualcomm's smartphone chips, with the upcoming Snapdragon 855 measuring 12.4mm by 12.4mm. It is clear that the Snapdragon 1000 or a similar chip will be seen in a future Intel NUC.

WinFuture, which reported on the existence of a Snapdragon 1000 chipset, has followed up with the revelation of a more impressive thermal design power of 12 watts instead of 6.5 watts.