Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows computers

Peter, 31 May 2018

Qualcomm partnered with Microsoft for official Windows 10 support on the Snapdragon 835, which was extended to the 845 chip a year later. It seems that these Windows-on-ARM portable computers have proven successful enough to warrant a dedicated chip.

The Snapdragon 850 isn’t an entirely new chip – it’s a faster 845 – and it is aimed squarely at Windows ultra portables. It features 8 cores as before with the “big” cluster clocked higher than the phone version.

The Lenovo ELZE1 Europe powered by Snapdragon 850
The Lenovo ELZE1 Europe powered by Snapdragon 850

The Kryo 385 Gold cores (based on Cortex-A75) reach as high as 2.96 GHz, a couple of hundred megahertz more than phone chips. This is mostly due to the improved thermals of the larger ultra portable computers.

Lenovo is working on a device dubbed ELZE1, aka Europe, which will be built by Compal. HP has partnered with Quanta on the Chimera 2, while HP will be selling its Snapdragon 850-based computer to carriers in the US, the UK and Australia.

Source | Via (in German)


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  • Moj

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  • Kangal

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