Qualcomm developers expanded the seriesprocessors designed for installation on laptops running Windows 10 on ARM. At the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 conference, new Snapdragon 8c chips were introduced - which is a further development of the Snapdragon 850 and 835, the second was the new Snapdragon 7c, designed for basic computers.
Previously released Always Connected PC laptops onARM chips for Windows 10, which were the result of the joint work of Microsoft and Qualcomm since 2017, were not popular due to the high cost of the device (about $ 1,000). Presented SoCs are designed to correct the situation and help reduce the cost of the following laptop models and reduce prices to the level of 500-700 dollars.
Substitute Snapdragon 850 processor, chipSnapdragon 8c is created using the 7-nm process technology and according to the developers, it provides a 30% increase in performance compared to its predecessor. The eight core processor received 4 Kryo 490 Plus cores and 4 Kryo 490 cores (with a maximum frequency of up to 2.45 GHz), as well as an Adreno 675 graphics processor and built-in modems (depending on configuration) Snapdragon X24 LTE or Snapdragon X55 5G.
For entry-level laptopsThe new Snapdragon 7c processor, manufactured using 8nm technology. The eight core chip received 4 Kryo 468 Plus cores and 4 Kryo 468 cores (with a maximum frequency of up to 2.4 GHz), as well as an Adreno 618 graphics processor and X15 LTE modem (the platform does not support fifth-generation networks). In their price segment, Snapdragon 7c laptops will compete with devices on x86-based Windows operating systems from Intel and AMD and will provide a 2-fold increase in battery life while increasing productivity by 25%.
As a result, a larger consumer will appearThe choice between devices of different performance and cost. It is not yet known how popular this concept from Qualcomm will be, having previously introduced the Snapdragon 8cx chip, with which only one Microsoft Surface Pro X laptop came out in a year, which has problems with performance and compatibility with x86 applications. Thus, the release of laptops with the new Snapdragon 8c and 7c may not take place, everything will depend on the technical parameters and the price of the devices created by the tandem of Microsoft and Qualcomm.