Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 details leak online
It seems that Qualcomm is planning on releasing yet another dedicated chipset for Windows 10 laptops, being dubbed as the Snapdragon 1000. The chip will go head to head with low-end Intel models such as the Core Y and Core U series.
The Snapdragon 1000 is projected to be the follow-up to the recently announced Snapdragon 850, Qualcomm’s first official dedicated chipset for mobile PCs. The SDM1000 is reported to have a 6.5W power draw and a total power draw of 12W. The currently leaked test platform shows the chipset paired with 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, to 128GB UFS Flash drives, an 802.11ad gigabit WiFi, LTE, and a new power management controller.
The chipset’s size is also relatively larger than the Snapdragon 850, 20x15mm (SDM1000) vs 12x12mm (SDM850). It’s also revealed to have a socketed processor, which means it has potential to be upgraded or replaced. This is quite a surprise as most, if not all, laptops have soldered processors. Apart from that, the chip is expected to be using ARM’s Cortex-A76 architecture with 7nm processing.
Performance is expected to be around the levels of Intel’s U-series processor although at much lower power draws and a smaller package.