Upcoming Snapdragon 1000 might have 12 W TDP, take on Intel directly

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 850 a couple of days ago, its first chip exclusively targeted at laptop-style devices. Sure, it’s a slightly overclocked 845, but it’s a start. More info is surfacing about the Snapdragon 1000 and it will be more powerful than expected.

It will reportedly have a TDP of up to 12 W, nearly double the TDP of the S850 and massive for ARM chip. For comparison, Intel’s U-series – e.g. 8250U and 8550U – are rated at 15 W and have four cores with two threads each.

Intel’s cores are huge compared to the typical ARM core, but then software isn’t great at using…

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