Qualcomm’s and Microsoft’s efforts to push the Windows 10 on ARM platform towards notebooks with Snapdragon chipsets mean that more powerful portable machines are going to be introduced in the near future. In simple terms, it means that the Snapdragon 835-powered notebooks that you’ve read about will eventually be replaced with devices that feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. According to a recent benchmarking leak, the Snapdragon 845 will be able to deliver up to 50 percent better performance.
Lenovo Device Spotted on Geekbench With a Snapdragon 845 - New Notebooks to Feature Better-Performing SoC
A Lenovo-branded notebook was spotted on Geekbench (viewed by WinFuture first) running a Snapdragon 845. The chipset comprises up of an octa-core 4 x 2.80GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4 x 1.70GHz Kryo 385 Silver but the maximum speed that we’ve seen in smartphones is 2.80GHz. If you check out the Geekbench benchmarking details, it shows that the device was running at a speed of 2.96GHz, or very close to 3GHz.
This could mean that manufacturers are going to be working closely with Qualcomm to ensure that they can unlock the performance potential of the Snapdragon 845 in order to deliver slightly better performance on machines running Windows 10 through ARM chips. Additionally, these notebooks are large enough to possess improved thermal dissipation and cooling chambers so we do not see any complications of being able to witness such clock speeds on a variety of notebooks.
Possibly the reason why we didn’t see a whole lot of products was that Qualcomm already announced its Snapdragon 845 when Snapdragon 835-powered machines were being introduced so notebook manufacturers probably wanted to wait and fine tune the latest 10nm FinFET SoC in their offerings before announcing them.
Microsoft also recently made an announcement; its ARM64 SDK will make it possible for developers to recompile UWP apps as ARM64, allowing Snapdragon-powered machines to run 64-bit apps effortlessly. This move will actually depend on the level of efforts developers are choosing to make but it is expected that the move is going to be a simple one.
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News Source: Geekbench