Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs

Few days back Qualcomm launched snapdragon 710, which is the successor of snapdragon 660. Today, company has announced the Snapdragon 850, a new processor which is designed for Windows 10 PCs. These PCs have features like smartphones such as LTE-connectivity and extended battery life.

Samsung has also confirmed that it will make a 2-in-1 PC powered by the Snapdragon 850. The new Snapdragon 850 chip used in the first Always Connected PCs offers improved performance, connectivity, and battery life. It features an instant-on resume with no hibernation, integrated LTE, ARM processors and long battery life.

Snapdragon 850 is Designed for Devices Bigger than a Smartphone

Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 850 includes both hardware and software tuning to make it better to perform PC activities than Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 850 is based on the same second-generation 10nm process as the 845, and paired with the same X20 modem for cellular connectivity.

The Snapdragon 850 is designed to use in devices bigger than a smartphone such as laptops and convertibles, it runs at higher clock speeds without overheating.

Here is the detailed comparison of snapdragon 850 with snapdragon 845 & 835:

SoCSnapdragon 850Snapdragon 845Snapdragon 835
CPULarge Cores4 x Kryo 385 Gold
2.95 GHz
4 x 256 KB L2
4x Kryo 385 Gold
@ 2.8GHz
4 x 256 KB L2
4x Kryo 280 Gold
2.45GHz
2MB L2
Small Cores4 x Kryo 835 Silver
? GHz
4 x 128 KB L2
4 x Kryo 385 Silver
1.77 GHz
4 x 128 KB L2
4 x Kryo 280 Silver
1.90 GHz
1 MB L2
DSU2 MB L32 MB L3
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630Adreno 540 @ 670/710MHz
Memory    –4x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4x
29.9GB/s3MB system cache
4x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4x
29.9GB/s
ISP/CameraDual 14-bit
Spectra 280 ISP
Dual 14-bit
Spectra 280 ISP
1x 32MP or 2x 16MP
Dual 14-bit
Spectra 180 ISP
1x 32MP or 2x 16MP
Encode/
Decode
2160p 10-bit H.265
720p480
2160p60 10-bit H.265
720p480
2160p30 (2160p60 decode),
1080p120 H.264 & H.265
Integrated ModemSnapfragon X20 LTE
Cat 18/13
Snapdragon X20 LTE
Cat 18/13
Snapdragon X16 LTE
Cat 16/13
Mfc. Process10nm LPP10nm LPP10nm LPE

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