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Report: Qualcomm to launch multiple chips with “Oryon” cores in 2024

Qualcomm acquired chip designer Nuvia a few years ago in an effort to play catch up to Apple in the high-performance ARM-based processor space. But it takes a while to integrated new designs into your product roadmap, so we probably won’t see the first Qualcomm Snapdragon processors with “Oryon” CPU cores until 2024. But information […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 details allegedly leaked (First Nuvia-based design)

Qualcomm’s processors for laptops and desktops could get a major speed boost next year. While the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chips are a lot more powerful than the previous-gen, they still struggle to compete with the latest Intel, AMD, or Apple processors. But Qualcomm has a plan for catching up. A few years ago the […]

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Lilbits: RISC-V and de-Googled phones, and Qualcomm sees 2024 as the year of the Snapdragon-powered PC

Microsoft’s new Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a $600 mini PC with 32GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to date… but it’s still not as fast as a 2-year old Mac Mini, and reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 5G tablet (with the same processor) suggest that […]

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ARM sues Qualcomm over license and trademark issues related to Nuvia acquisition

Qualcomm has dominated the smartphone chip market for years, but the company has had a tougher time breaking into the PC market. So Qualcomm acquired a startup called Nuvia last year, which was already working on processors meant to rival the chips that power Apple’s latest laptop and desktop computers. Both Qualcomm and Nuvia make […]

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Qualcomm’s answer to Apple Silicon is coming in 2023 (high-performance chips for Windows PCs)

Qualcomm processors power many of the world’s fastest smartphones. But the company has a relative newcomer to the PC space. And most of the PCs with Qualcomm chips released to date are significantly slower than similarly-priced models with Intel or AMD chips.

But Qualcomm says that could change with its next-gen chips, which the company says are expected to arrive in consumer devices in 2023.

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Qualcomm plans to launch a laptop processor that rivals Apple’s by mid 2022

Chip maker Qualcomm makes the processors that power every current-gen Windows on ARM laptop or tablet (which isn’t very many) and a handful of Chromebooks (there are even fewer of those). But the company’s strength has long been in the smartphone space, where Qualcomm powers most Android flagships. Its laptop processors have generally delivered underwhelming […]

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Qualcomm’s $1.4 billion NUVIA acquisition could supercharge Snapdragon chips for laptops (and other devices)

Qualcomm makes the processors found in many of the world’s most popular smartphones. But the company’s chips aren’t exactly the fastest ARM-based processors available for mobile devices. Year after year Apple’s processors tend to carry that title, with the company A series chips tending to outperform the best Qualcomm has to offer, and the new […]