It looks like Qualcomm is dead serious about their upcoming Snapdragon processor for PCs. A recent revealed details about the upcoming processor. We have already covered Snapdragon processor for PCs before and today’s leak confirms that Qualcomm is ready to compete with other companies.
The upcoming Snapdragon 8180 has been codenamed Project “Poipu” and will have more than 8 billion transistors. Just to put this into perspective, Snapdragon 835 has 3 billion, and Apple A12 Bionic 6.9 billion transistors. The new Snapdragon 8180 will also work with up to 15 watts maximum power which is at par with Intel’s U series Core i3, i5- and i7 chips. The dimensions of Snapdragon 8180 will be 20×15 millimeters and will be manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer TSMC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8180 (SCX8180) aka Snapdragon 1000 (SDM1000) aka Project "Poipu" has a whopping _8,5 billion transistors_. (As I said earlier, the chip is 20x15mm made in 7nm). Compare it to the 835 (3bn), Apple A12 Bionic (6,9bn) and u know this is a massive step up for QC.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 17, 2018
The upcoming Qualcomm’s chipset should have a significant impact on Microsoft’s Windows on ARM project. However, only time will tell if that’s enough for Microsoft to make sure ARM project stays alive and does well in the market.