With Next-Gen CPUs, Qualcomm plans to take on Apple’s M-Series chips in 2023…

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techno.rentetan.com – Nuvia, the company Qualcomm purchased for $1.4 billion earlier this year, will create the new chips. Qualcomm is a major player in the smartphone chip business, but the corporation plans to enter the PC market in 2023 with a new line of processors.

A new ARM-based SoC (system-on-a-chip) is being developed by Qualcomm to “establish the performance benchmark for Windows PCs,” according to Dr. Jim Thompson, Qualcomm’s CTO. This is an attempt by Qualcomm to compete with Apple’s M-series CPUs.

With the aid of Nuvia, which Qualcomm purchased earlier this year for $1.4 billion, Qualcomm’s next-generation CPUs are projected to have much greater performance than the Snapdragon 8cx and 8cx Gen 2.

Even more notable, the founders of Nuvia were all Apple workers who worked on the M-series semiconductor team that created Apple’s M-series processor. Qualcomm’s recent acquisition of Williams, despite the fact that the business is now mired in a legal dispute with Apple, appears to be optimistic that it will be able to build chips that are substantially more powerful than ever before.

According to Qualcomm, its next-generation CPUs will be sent to suppliers nine months earlier of their formal launch in 2023. Apple and other PC chip makers using ARM architecture are likely to be on their third generation M-series by 2023; if Qualcomm is serious about competing, it will need to significantly improve the performance of its existing devices to keep up.

While Qualcomm’s 8cx chips are primarily designed to support mobile productivity through improved battery life and wireless connectivity, Qualcomm envisions its next-generation CPU as challenging Apple’s homegrown silicon in both performance and power efficiency, which is a rather lofty claim when you consider that even chips from tech giants like Intel and AMD are struggling to keep up with Apple’s M-series processors in terms of power consumption.

When it comes to designing and manufacturing the chips, Apple has complete control over the whole process, allowing it to fine-tune its processors to their full potential. Even with oddities such as the Snapdragon Insider’s Phone, it may require more collaboration between manufacturers and Qualcomm for Qualcomm’s new processors to genuinely compete with Apple’s.