Yesterday we heard the news about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chipset which will exclusively be designed for portable Windows 10 machines. Now, we have come to learn about Qualcomm’s next aspiration and that is a new series of processors for laptops i.e. Snapdragon 1000.
The news comes from the same publication, WinFuture, which speculated the release of Snapdragon 850. Now, another report claims that the Snapdragon 1000 is already in works and will be released by the end of this year or at the beginning of 2019. Meanwhile, the company is also likely to be working on Snapdragon 855 for smartphones.
As per Quandt’s sources, Qualcomm is working exclusively with ASUS for developing a highly powered laptop with a Snapdragon chipset. While the current power output of Qualcomm’s leading CPU, Snapdragon 845, is around 5 watts, the Snapdragon 1000 could deliver 6.5 watts and to achieve this, the chipmaker could be using more than eight cores.
This power output will be comparable to Intel’s Core i7-7Y75 which is designed for 2-in-1 PCs and high-end tablets. The Intel chipset which features two cores (with hyperthreading, meaning four threads) can a power output of 7W and the Snapdragon 1000 could give tough competition to the chipset.
The expected timeline for the development of the supposed chipset is the fall of 2018 and after that, a few more months will be required for completing the ASUS laptop which is codenamed ASUS “Primus”. Apart from the specifications like TDP (thermal design power) of the Snapdragon 1000, there is no data on its configuration. Neither is there substantial information about the laptop’s construction or design.
ASUS recently announced the NovaGo which is powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset. The laptop comes in the traditional laptop design with display hinges that support rotation up to 360-degrees.
It is ideal for students and those who prefer to work on the go as it has an insanely good battery backup. But the performance is not really what you’d expect from a laptop. So, with the Snapdragon 1000 and even 850, we can expect a better treatment and a more robust performance to take power-intensive tasks head-on.