Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for Cellular Telephones, on Thursday pushed Farther into the PC market with a Lineup of Processors designed to power business machines.
Qualcomm’s”Snapdragon” chip chips already happen to be at the center of cellular phones such as Alphabet’s Google Pixel phone and many Samsung Electronics Co apparatus.
Over the last year, though, Qualcomm accommodated its processors to operate PCs running Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system, making those machines begin faster and remain on the Internet continuously, like a cell phone or tablet computer.
However, the processors Qualcomm used in those early PCs were essentially modified variants of the processors it offered for mobile phones. In an event in Hawaii on Thursday, Qualcomm officials stated that they have made a brand new series of chips known as the Snapdragon 8cx which is going to be committed to PCs.
Qualcomm is calling the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform the planet’s first 7nm PC platform, hoping it’s going to allow for”new form factors in the always-on, always-connected class”. The Snapdragon 8cx packs the octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU and the new Adreno 680 GPU, the company’s strongest GPU yet. The memory interface is now 128 bit wide and encourage for second generation USB 3.1 over Sort C and third generation PCI-E is now baked-in. This will allow users link up to 2 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors for their Snapdragon 8cx enabled devices, the Qualcomm said. Snapdragon 8cx supports Quick Charge 4and also features the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.
The biggest difference is the new Qualcomm chips will encourage Windows 10 Enterprise, the edition of Microsoft’s popular operating system that’s offered to companies. Previous Qualcomm chips encouraged only the user versions of Windows, making business customers less likely to buy computers powered by them.
Qualcomm’s move puts it in larger competition with chipmaker Intel Corp, which this past year still derived more than half of its $62.8 billion in revenue from PC chips and dominates that market. Intel’s association with Windows PCs was so strong that the computer industry called them as”Wintel” machines for a long time.
Qualcomm and others are also hard Intel’s supremacy from the data centre business. Qualcomm’s processors are powered by technology by SoftBank Group Corp-controlled Arm Holdings. Many companies – including Amazon.com’s cloud division Amazon Web Services, a major Intel customer – are working to make ARM-based chips suitable for data centers.