Despite the relative failure of Snapdragon 835 on Windows 10 rotating computers, Qualcomm is not discouraged. The brand planks on a new generation SoC, more adapted, that Asus should put to the test with a hybrid computer codenamed Primus.
The transition from Windows 10 to ARM architectures has so far been laborious. Many performance hurdles still stand on the road, which Qualcomm intends to surpass with its new Snapdragon 1000.
If no official statement for the moment supports the announcements of WinFuture, the manufacturer Asus is likely to be the first to test this new processor inside a hybrid machine.
The Snapdragon 1000 to compete with Intel
Qualcomm's ambition is to compete directly with Intel and AMD leaders in the market for processors dedicated to Windows 10 computers. More specifically, it is the Intel Y SoCs embedded in a majority of ultrabooks that are targeted here.
The first information on the Snapdragon 1000 reports a TDP of 6.5W, against 5 watts for Series 8 models.
A significant increase in power is expected, and could - finally - allow Windows 10 to be exported on architectures other than the x86, on which Intel and AMD have the stranglehold.
Qualcomm found itself a partner of choice with Asus. According to internal documents, the brand was exclusive to a 2-in-1 hybrid computer carrying the famous Snapdragon 1000. The development of this device, which code name Primus, should be completed by the end of 2018.