Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 850 Will Power Windows 10 PCs!
The newest chip from Qualcomm has been specifically made to power Always On, Always Connected PCs.
The leader in smartphone processors, Qualcomm, is now readying their next chip which will power Windows 10 PCs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 has been exclusively designed to power larger mobile devices running Windows 10. The chip is clocked higher than the current reigning champion, Snapdragon 845, which powers all the latest flagships.
The Snapdragon 850 mobile platform supports
- Trustzone Advanced Hardware Security
- Hypervisor Security
- Enhanced Cortana and Other Voice Assistants
- OneDrive Cloud Storage
It basically supports all the essential services that make for a complete Windows 10 experience.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850: Powering Ultra-Portables
The newest chip from Qualcomm has been specifically made to power Always On, Always Connected PCs. The processor is built to deliver instant boot times along with a long battery life. The efficient performance is achieved through advanced manufacturing and processor cores that run coolly and quietly without fans.
The eight Kyro 385 Gold CPUs, built on the ARM Cortex A75 technology, can be clocked up to 2.96 GHz. The faster performance is said to be achieved by improving heat dissipation using the extra space afforded by the bigger devices which this processor will be powering.
Qualcomm is claiming a 25% increase in battery life and an improvement of around 30% in processing speed and graphics over its previous offerings. The Snapdragon 850 is also said to provide 4-5 times longer connected standby times than the competition.
The Snapdragon 850 shares the same Snapdragon X20 LTE modem that is included with the 845. But the modem on the 850 has been further improved to deliver a 20% improvement with peak download speeds up to 1.2 Gigabits. The new design delivers up to 70% faster LTE speeds even in weak signal conditions or at the extreme edges of the network.
Since the new platform is designed to be Always Connected, the device can sync data and receive notifications even when it is in the Sleep Mode.
Artificial Intelligence: The New Buzzword
AI or Artificial Intelligence is the new differentiator when it comes to selling. Right now, everything from your smartphones to your IoT devices, carry some amount of AI on board. They try and learn about your usage patterns and habits to serve you better. Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing aim to make lives easier by interacting naturally with humans.
According to Qualcomm,
“The Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine and heterogeneous computing architecture on the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform supports compelling on-device camera experiences and voice user interface (UI) features, as well as superior battery life.”
What this means is that the new platform has an advanced AI engine that will provide its services to deliver better camera experience, better voice control & commands and a better battery life.
The processor will also support the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Technology which will deliver extremely fast recharge times.
Qualcomm Powered PCs: The Future?
As of now Samsung and Lenovo have confirmed their ultra-portable devices later in the year. These will go up against Google’s Chromebooks. As these Always On, Always Connected processors improve performance, we can expect to see more Windows PCs with LTE connectivity powered by Qualcomm’s chipsets.
While the Snapdragon 835 could be seen as a first attempt at Windows 10 on ARM, the Snapdragon 850 is a true pioneer in the field because it has been specifically designed for Windows 10. With the advancements in specifications and improvements in performance, these ARM-powered PCs could become the ultimate productivity tools.
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