A new report suggests Qualcomm may finally be readying a brand-new chip design for Windows on ARM PCs. The SC8280 is a larger chip that supports up to 32GB of RAM and even faster LPDDR5. But how many cores it can run and how fast it remains unknown. The chances we'll see it in 2021, however, seem likely.
Microsoft announced Pluton, a security processor that is built directly into CPUs. The technology was first pioneered on the Xbox One, and will be used to protect PCs powered by chips from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.
It's official: Windows 10 on ARM laptops are getting x64 app emulation sometime in November (though the Windows Insider program). Microsoft Teams natively optimized for ARM is also coming soon. The news follows Qualcomm's recent announcement of its new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and new devices coming this year.
Microsoft seeks to improve the ecosystem around ARM64 and PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors by expanding its new App Assure program. The free service lets companies, developers, and ISVs work with Microsoft to ensure compatibility in bringing apps to Windows 10 and Windows on ARM PCs.
Microsoft's chief product officer Panos Panay took part in the launch of Qualcomm's newest PC chip, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, this week. Along the way, Panay talked about Microsoft's partnership with Qualcomm and teased a potential surge of Windows 10 on ARM apps to come.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 5G Compute Platform is a revision to last year's Snapdragon 8cx. The new chip launches later this year in some new devices and features 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and supposedly faster performance. Here is all you need to know.
President Trump announced a group of experts that will form Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups. These groups will help revive the U.S. economy and include the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
Qualcomm-powered Always Connected PCs help students in South Africa connect to the internet. The ability to connect directly to LTE networks allows PCs to connect to the web in areas lacking infrastructure.
At an event today, Qualcomm and many of its partners made big announcements of technology and products that will be bringing Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi, to a broader market much faster than you may have expected.
While Qualcomm is readying the powerful Snapdragon 8cx for always-connected PCs, it turns out it has a cheaper dedicated PC chip in the works as well. Currently dubbed the "Snapdragon 7cx," the little is known about the chip for now other than Qualcomm is aiming for it to appear in PCs ranging between $300 to $800.
At Computex 2019 Qualcomm showed off the new Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor built for Windows 10. New benchmarks from UL showed that when put up against the Intel Core i5-8250U the 8cx often beat it in real-world app usage scenarios in addition to nearly doubling battery life.
Lenovo and Qualcomm just showed us the first 5G Always-Connected laptop coming in 2020. The laptop is powered by the new Snapdragon 8cx and X55 5G modem and is part of a years-long collaboration between the two companies. While details are scarce we did get to see it streaming in 5G for the first time.