Arm processor and Windows computers have been available for years, but the tandem is still not as popular as the combination of this OS with x86 architecture.Nevertheless, Qualcomm is releasing more and more efficient chipsets for laptops - during the 2022 Snapdragon Summit, it was announced that it was developing new CPUs for Windows laptops.The developer also promoted the idea that the future of Windows PCs is closely linked to Arm solutions and additional modules for processing AI algorithms.Image source: QualcommThe x86 architecture relies on two main components for computing - the CPU and GPU, so when working intensively with artificial intelligence algorithms, both types of gas pedals experience significant loads, consuming a lot of power in the process.On the other hand, Snapdragon chipsets use the Hexagon digital signal processor (DSP), which performs AI-related tasks.As a result, the resources of the core processors are freed up for other purposes.Image source: QualcommThe Snapdragon Summit was supported by Qualcomm's partners - Microsoft, Adobe, and Citi.Microsoft noted that the SQ3 chipset is used in the new Surface Pro 9 5G with numerous features involving AI - from the ability to blur the background during video interviews to the camera's ability to maintain contact with the user's eyes regardless of what position the user is in relative to the lens.Adobe has previously added Snapdragon-based AI support for its Sensei machine learning tool that enhances the performance of Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro.The company says Snapdragon's AI engines will help improve even more Creative Cloud applications in 2023.Citi isn't using anything yet, but reportedly plans to move 70% of its staff to mobile computers based on Qualcomm products - like the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s.Most of today's Snapdragon chipsets now use CPU cores produced under the Qualcomm-owned Kryo brand.At first, the company used the architecture of its own development, but later switched to off-the-shelf solutions of the Arm Cortex family.Now Qualcomm has announced that in the future it will introduce notebook CPUs of the new family Oryon.Image source: QualcommThe new platform will reportedly be the first to emerge from Qualcomm's acquisition of NUVIA - it is possible that this is the basis for the next generation computer platform, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4.In addition, it is known that Oryon will use a custom architecture based on the Arm command set, but is not among the latter's off-the-shelf solutions.The company has promised to start shipping the product to the market starting in 2023.
Qualcomm will release a 4nm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip with 5G and Wi-Fi 6E support
Network sources have obtained detailed specifications of the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 mobile processor, which will soon be announced by Qualcomm.The chip will find application in mid-range smartphones with 5G support.Image source: QualcommThe released data, judging by the slide below, was leaked by Qualcomm itself.The new processor will be made with 4-nm technology.It will get Kryo computing cores clocked up to 2.2 GHz and an Adreno graphics gas pedal with support for OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL ES 3.2.The integrated Snapdragon X62 5G modem will provide the ability to work in the frequency range below 6 GHz and in the millimeter wave range.Data transfer speeds towards the subscriber will theoretically be able to reach 2.9 Gbps.The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 platform includes support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, LPDDR5-2750 RAM with a maximum capacity of 12GB, USB 3.Developers will be able to equip the devices with Full HD+ display with up to 120 Hz update rate, cameras with resolution of up to 48 million pixels or dual cameras with 25 + 16 million pixels configuration.More detailed product specifications are listed below: Image source: Qualcomm / Evan Blass
Qualcomm to unveil flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor in mid-November
Qualcomm has announced that the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2022 event will be held from November 14 to 17.One of the main announcements is expected to be the presentation of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen2 mobile processor.Image source: QualcommNow, the current Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip was introduced last November 30 at the Snapdragon Tech Summit.This product contains eight processing cores, including a powerful Kryo Prime core clocked at up to 3.0 GHz, three 2.5 GHz Kryo Performance cores and four 1.8 GHz Kryo Efficiency cores.The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor is rumored to get an architecture with four clusters in a 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 configuration.Allegedly will be combined one powerful core Cortex X3 (Makalu-Elp), two-core Cortex A720 (Makalu), two-core Cortex A710 (Matterhorn) and three-core Cortex A510 (Klein-R1).In equipment news will also include a graphics gas pedal Adreno 740 and modem 5G.Production of the product will take the company TSMC using 4-nm technology.One of the first smartphones based on Snapdragon 8 Gen2 may become Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Rumor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will consist of four clusters
Internet sources have released information on the characteristics of Qualcomm's next-generation flagship mobile processor: the chip is expected to enter the commercial market as Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.Image source: QualcommThe current Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 product combines a single Kryo Prime core (Arm Cortex X2) clocked at up to 3.2 GHz, three Kryo Performance cores (Arm Cortex A710) at up to 2.8 GHz and four Kryo Efficiency cores (Arm Cortex A510) at up to 2.0 GHz.The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is said to get an unusual four-cluster architecture in a 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 configuration.This is one powerful core Cortex X3 (Makalu-Elp), two-core Cortex A720 (Makalu), two-core Cortex A710 (Matterhorn) and three-core Cortex A510 (Klein-R1).Image source: GMArenaThe Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) will be manufactured using the same 4-nanometer process technology as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.It is said that the new processor will include a powerful Adreno 740 graphics gas pedal and advanced 5G modem.Announcement of the product is expected closer to the end of the year.
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor for advanced mid-range smartphones
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile processor, which will be produced at Samsung's facility using 4-nanometer technology.The chip is designed for use in very advanced mid-range smartphones.Image source: QualcommThe product combines eight computing cores.This is one core Cortex-A710 Prime with a clock frequency of 2.4 GHz, three cores Cortex-A710 Performance with a frequency of up to 2.36 GHz and four cores Cortex-A510 Efficiency with a frequency of 1.8 GHz.The equipment includes a graphics gas pedal Adreno 662 and modem Snapdragon X62 5G, which provides data download speeds up to 4.4 Gbit/s.The processor allows up to 16 GB of memory LPDDR5-3200 and QHD+ displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.It supports photography with a resolution of up to 200 million pixels.Among other things mentioned controllers Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, support for HDR10 and HDR10 +, as well as aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive and LE audio.Smartphones on the new platform will be able to be equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology.
Qualcomm introduced an improved flagship processor Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for powerful smartphones
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, designed for use in flagship smartphones.The novelty is an improved version of the chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.Image source: QualcommThe Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 product combines eight computing cores, including a powerful Kryo Prime core clocked at up to 3.0 GHz, three Kryo Performance cores at 2.5 GHz and four Kryo Efficiency cores at 1.8 GHz.The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform got one Kryo Prime core clocked at up to 3.2 GHz, three Kryo Performance cores at up to 2.8 GHz and four Kryo Efficiency cores at up to 2.0 GHz.The other major components remained the same.The novelty has a seventh-generation Qualcomm AI Engine, a next-generation Adreno graphics gas pedal with higher clock speeds and a Snapdragon X65 5G modem.The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor claims a 10 percent increase in CPU and GPU performance over its predecessor, and a 30 percent improvement in CPU power efficiency.Also noted a 30% reduction in GPU power consumption.Support for 4K displays with refresh rates up to 60 Hz and QHD+ with refresh rates up to 144 Hz, LPDDR5-3200 RAM, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.Devices on the new platform are preparing such companies as ASUS, Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, RedMagic, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
Qualcomm to unveil new Snapdragon processors at May 20 presentation
Qualcomm has published a teaser announcing that the new Snapdragon processors for smartphones will be unveiled on May 20.Chips are expected to be announced for mid-range and flagship devices.Image source: QualcommIn particular, according to network sources, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor will be presented.This will be an improved version of the product Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which combines eight processing cores, including a powerful core Kryo Prime clocked at up to 3.0 GHz, Qualcomm AI Engine seventh generation artificial intelligence, graphics gas pedal Adreno next generation and modem Snapdragon X65 5G.It is expected that one of the first smartphones based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + will unit Motorola Edge X30.It is also noted that the chip will be produced at TSMC enterprise on 4-nanometer technology.At the upcoming presentation may also be announced processor Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.It is reportedly configured with four Cortex-A710 cores up to 2.36 GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores up to 1.8 GHz.Processing of graphics will take Adreno 662 controller.
AMD to unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards tonight
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