Qualcomm is reportedly developing the Snapdragon SC8280, a competitor to the Apple M1 chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon SC8280

Qualcomm is no stranger to developing chips based on the ARM architecture. The company has already released the Snapdragon 8cx, and recently the 8cx Gen 2 model. However, these chips currently cannot be compared to Apple’s recently released 5nm M1 chip.

A new report from the WinFuture website suggests that Qualcomm is developing a new SoC, with the internal model number SC8280, which will be the successor to the 8cx Gen 2 chip.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon SC8280 is delivered in two configurations: with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 32GB of LPDDR4X memory. This represents twice as much as what Apple offers with the M1 chip, which is only available in 8GB and 16GB LPDDR4X configurations.

The chip also has a 13% area increase, so it comes with 20mm x 17mm, as opposed to 20mm x 15mm on the 8cx Gen 2 model.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon SC8280 is still under development and it remains to be seen how it will compare to the M1 chip or Apple’s 12-core processor, which is also rumored.


Source: TechPowerUp

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