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[News] Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Announced: All You Need To Know

2018-06-05 21:06:48
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Hey Mi Fans!
Qualcomm at Computex 2018 unveiled the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. Snapdragon System-on-Chips (Soc) are known for their amazing efficiency Battery life, & unrivalled performance in smartphones. It's an ARM based Chip, and is optimised for Windows PC's rather than smartphones. The chip can be expected later this year in many Windows-on-ARM devices & a lot more. Let's learn more about it.

More Performance-Battery-AI

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 follows on from the Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 850 is built from the silicon as the Snapdragon 845, and uses the benefits that the flagship mobile chip introduces for this generation. however the frequencies and firmware are tweaked for extra performance. Let's look up at spec sheet.

Snapdragon 850
4 x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.95 GHz
4 x Kryo 385 Silver@ 1.77 GHz
Adreno 630
Dual 14-bit
Spectra 280 ISP
4x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4x 29.9GB/s
2160p 10-bit H.265.720p480
Snapfragon X20 LTE Cat 18/13
Mfc. Process
10nm LPP

  • Compared to the S845, the S850 with the Kryo Gold 385 cores having a 2.95 GHz turbo frequency rather than 2.80 GHz.
  • The Snapdragon X20 modem can now reach speeds of 1.2 Gbps
  • There is also a 3X increase in AI performance with the help of Hexagon DSP.
  • Snapdragon 850 provides: +30% performance, +20% battery life, and +20% wireless speeds compared to last gen 835.
  • H.264 and HEVC 4K encode and decode support is present with Qualcomm’s Aqstic for Audio.

Updates to Windows on Snapdragon

  • AI Optimised
With the latest Windows April 2018 update,
  • The Snapdragon based systems will be compatible with Windows machine libraries compiled for Arm based processors. At present, Cortana is accelerated using the Hexagon DSP, and other assistants are in the works to also be hardware accelerated. Microsoft Edge will also be re-optimized for the platform.
  • This will be done with the availability of natively compiled code without having to rely in the instruction translation layer.

  • Native 64-bit Optimsation
Qualcomm has been fixing a number of initial   software compatibility issues.
  • Qualcomm has implemented a 64-bit SDK for developers looking to optimize their code to focus on native 64-bit applications on ARM rather than emulate. 64-bit emulation is still a work in progress.
  • This is to bring RS4 to the next generation of ACPC devices. This a long Asked Feature.

  • New Security Mechanism
Security is a very Prominent Matter, and SD 850 brings more to the table.
  • Qualcomm is stating that most of the Spectre and Meltdown issues are patched with the new platform.
  • Also, Qualcomm states that users will be patched as new problems arise as soon as is possible.

Snapdragon 850 Always Connected PCs
The focus of SD850-based machines according to Qualcomm, is going to shift from traditionally PC-based companies to more mobile-focused companies.All major vendor's are all expected to implement refreshes or new designs.The new form factor users tend to update more frequently than traditional users and so qualcomm is working to make this more easy even with different vendors.

For the new platform, Qualcomm is offering more assistance to the OEMs and vendors when it comes to reference designs and components, with one example being a reference modem design and layout. While first wave of Snapdragon 850 based Machines Arrives.

Snapdragon 850 Provides more Freedom and Agility to Tech and PC world , It's an amazing Processor Aimed at End Consumers with All the briliant features at low Prices.

Check out Snapdragon 850 in its Product video.

Source -1,2

What are your thoughts on Snapdragon 850, Tell us in comments below

2018-06-05 21:06:48
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Sam_crazy | from Redmi Note 4


Awesome thread!
2018-06-05 22:48:02

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Mohammad Enayat | from Mi A1


Amazing! Nice thread!
2018-06-06 00:16:22
2018-06-06 08:50:17

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meetgour | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


Well Explained!!
2018-06-07 13:09:11

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VaSu Gupta | from MI MAX 2


850 is for laptops
2018-06-13 00:33:00
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Awesome idea
2018-06-13 00:39:51

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Nice thread
2018-06-13 00:46:08

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2018-06-13 00:47:29

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thank you for your information
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