Qualcomm Snapdragon 850: Windows-on-ARM processor:
The Snapdragon 850 processor is already official and later this year you can expect the first computers with it, probably laptops. The chip is essentially a reinforced version of the Snapdragon 845 that is in the phones and comes to replace the Snapdragon 835 chip previously used on Windows-on-ARM devices.
Snapdragon 850 processor has 30% performance improvements, 20% less energy consumption has 20%+ Gigabyte LTE Speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip is essentially an improved version of SD845.
Qualcomm offered this image of a reference design, basically a surface form factor with a main tablet body and a folding keyboard.
Even this tablet will have better cooling than phones, so the Kryo 385 Gold cores now have a clock speed of 2.95 GHz, a small increase in speed over the phone’s chip. The performance will be maintained for longer as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Features:
|CELLULAR MODEM||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem|
|CPU||Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 built on Arm® Cortex™ technology|
|ADRENO SUBSYSTEM||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 Visual Processing Subsystem|
|DSP||Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP|
|CAMERA||Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 Image Signal Processor|
|WI-FI||Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit|
|CHARGING||Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology|
Microsoft recently updated ARM Windows with 64-bit Edge. In addition, overall performance should increase and the use of energy decrease with the most recent update. HDR is also supported and the Qualcomm chips have native support for aptX HD audio.