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At the same time, Qualcomm is also reportedly working on Snapdragon 1000, and details about the chipset have surfaced.

Intel is reportedly developing new Y- and U-series Core chips with power and performance characteristics created to compete with the Snapdragon 1000. Industry insiders believe Snapdragon 1000 could be as powerful as Intel's Y- and U-series Core processors. This alleged chipset is said to be created to function on more powerful Windows notebooks and 2-in-1 devices. Though the Snapdragon 1000 might be a smaller chipset compared to the Intel counterpart. The chip is based on ARM's Cortex-A76 architecture and is to be built by TSMC on a 7nm process. Latest reports also indicate that Qualcomm has a test bench running the Snapdragon 1000 processor, alongside 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Gigabit WiFI and a power management chip.

According to a report from WinFuture, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 will have 12 TDP (thermal design process), which is nearly double as of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC (flagship smartphone chipset from Qualcomm).

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The word on the street is that while Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor may be intended for PCs, but a higher-clocked version of the same processor you'd find in your phone. With their top-end Snapdragon 835 and 845 processors, they have proved that power efficiency and top of the line performance can be delivered simultaneously. The SD 1000 chipset appears to be having 6.5W power drawing to its own CPU and an overall output of 12W for the whole SoC.

However, the concerns for the matching of SDM1000 with Intel CPUs regarding bandwidth, raw performance and flexibility are profound despite the near similarities in TDP. Whether or not these purpose-built chips will be able to give Intel a run for their money remains to be seen.

The SDM1000, as it is internally named, is thought to release as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000, possibly in 2019.

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