Forget Snapdragon 950, Asus is jumping straight to the Snapdragon 1000 for their Windows 10 on ARM PC

Winfuture.de continues to slowly reveal the details of Microsoft’s Windows 10 on ARM strategy, derived from their cache of secret internal documents.

Their latest revelation has us somewhat shook – Winfuture has already revealed that a new generation of Windows 10 on ARM Always Connected PCs were coming powered by the as yet unannounced Snapdragon 950 processor.

Today they revealed that an even newer generation was in the works powered by the even more futuristic SnapDragon 1000 processor.

Designed specifically to power Windows 10 on ARM devices, the CPU would have power dissipation closer to that of an Intel processor than earlier ARM chips, rumoured to be around 6.5 watts, comparable to an Intel Core Y-SoC 7th Generation which hits about 7 watts.

The chip may find its first home in the Asus “Primus”, which the leaked documents suggest will be complete by August 2018, and expected to hit markets at the end of this year or early 2019.

As we mentioned earlier, the larger surface area of a laptop or tablet will allow easier cooling of more powerful chips, which should allow Qualcomm, which has every interest in supplanting Intel on the desktop, to deliver a chip competitive in performance to Intel’s mainstream products.

Plans and names can of course change, but it would be extremely impressive to see Microsoft and Qualcomm pursue this new market so aggressively. Do our readers agree? Let us know below.

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