Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Snapdragon 850 Announced for Windows 10 Devices....

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 850 processor for Windows 10 devices.....

Qaulcomm has announced a new processor which is made specially for Windows 10 always connected PCs. Basically the snapdragon 850 SoC is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 845 processor which was unveiled earlier this year. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 850 SoC will only be used in PCs and will not make its way to phones.

As mentioned above, the SD 850 is an improved version of SD 845 SoC and the improvements that it brings with the always on PC platform are - 20% better battery life and a 30% performance improvement. Also the Snapdragon 850 processor is built on the same 2nd generation 10 nm architecture as the SD 845 SoC. Also the SD 850 processor comes with the X20 modem for cellular connectivity which has a peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps and a peak Upload Speed of 150 Mbps. It is an Octa-Core CPU with a clock speed of 2.96 GHz (Max).


The first always connected PC with Snapdragon 835 processor was not that powerful because it was the same processor which was introduced for the mobile platform and no changes were made in that processor. But this time Qualcomm has used a better and refined processor which is an improved and more powerful version of the powerful Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. This does not mean that it will work as fast as it works in a mobile phone. The processor is designed for light laptops and is not meant for playing heavy games or running heavy applications. The main aim of the PCs will be to provide a much better battery life and it is made to handle daily works and light applications.

The first device to come with the Snapdragon 850 will be from Samsung and it is expected that other companies will also tie up with Qualcomm for their light weight notebooks and PC segment. The Always connected PC platform is Microsoft and Qualcomm's reply to Apple's iPad Pro.

Checkout the full Specifications of the Snapdragon 850 processor - Click Here.

So, lets just wait and see how the Snapdragon 850 performs in the Always Connected PCs and we'll lets you know as soon as any device comes with this new chipset. If the PCs perform well then Qualcomm will definitely take on Intel in the Light weight processor segment.

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