Snapdragon PC processors to compete with Apple’s M-line chips

Qualcomm has announced ambitious plans to create the next generation of Arm-based SoCs capable of becoming the “performance benchmark for Windows PCs.” The new generation of processors should compete with Apple’s M-series chips found in the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops, as well as the iMac and Mac Mini desktops.

Qualcomm CTO James Thompson has promised that the first devices with the new Qualcomm processor will hit the market in 2023. The development of the new chip will be entrusted to startup Nuvia, which Qualcomm acquired in January this year for $ 1.4 billion. Nuvia was founded in 2019 by three engineers who previously worked at Apple on a line of A-series chips used in iPhones and iPads. from Apple for performance, reliability and energy efficiency to improve the autonomy of computer systems. Qualcomm also did not forget about gamers and promised to improve the Adreno graphics chips to provide new gaming opportunities for fans of computer games on desktop PCs.

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