Qualcomm Snapdragon PCs
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With the new range of Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm aims to blur the lines between laptop, tablet, and smartphone. While Qualcomm will continue pushing the Snapdragon for use in ARM-based phones, the company will also focus on Windows 10-powered notebooks.

Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs has successfully addressed the battery backup concern of the consumers but the overall performance of the ARM-powered PCs was disappointing.

Microsoft and Qualcomm’s intention is to continue to push the Snapdragon processor for traditional Windows-powered products. It looks like the chipmaker is working on a powerful processor that would power high-end Windows 10 devices.

The Snapdragon 8180 was recently spotted on GeekBench and by the looks of things, the processor is expected to utilize ARM’s fresh Cortex A76 cores.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8180 for high-end PCs

Snapdragon 8180

Snapdragon 8180 is supposed to power high-end PCs and it’s a step in a direction that has the potential to create a massive shift in the industry. Always Connected PCs could get a much-needed boost with SD8180 processor.

As you can see in the above screenshot, Snapdragon 8180 has surfaced in GeekBench 4 and by the looks of it, it’s going to power ARM-PCs. The SD8180 has scored 1392 Points In Geekbench’s single and 4286 points in multi-core tests. The test was conducted on a device with 8GB Of RAM Windows 10 32-bit operating system.

  • JohnW

    The single core score is really close to those for the 850 which makes me wonder if these are that chip. The multi-core for the 850 was weirdly low and this is closer to what we would expect.

    • Alfred Soyemi

      I was going to same thing.
      Other thing is why not share comparable intel / AMD scores to identify processor family it should be compared to.

      • JohnW

        That is a bit tricky as Intel’s processor families overlap significantly.
        For the 850 64bit scores are 2263/6947 and 32 bit are 1333/3554.
        For the 835 the figures are 800/3000.
        All we know about the SD1000 is that it has a 15W rather than a 5W TDP.

        Intel figures are as follows (all 64 bit)
        For the Gemini Lake N5000 the scores are 2059/6018
        For an i3-8130U the scores are 3948/7529
        For an i5-8250U the score are 3952/12989

        For native code it is quite possible that with the higher power budge the SD1000 could match an i5. Further cause for optimism is that the Kirin 980 suggests big improvements for next year’s Snapdragons.