Qualcomm partners with AMD for future high-end LTE-connected PCs


  • Jon Duke

    I thought the point was more affordable computers. If they sell for the same price, I’ll get a normal PC chip over this…

    • John Lofwire

      normal laptop dont have network support i guess that why its that price 🙁
      I will have to see benchmark from laptop in same price range see if the performance is the same , better or worst on qualcomm one.

      One thing sure for battery its a lots better.

    • Spencer Navarra-Chew

      No, you’re confusing this with Windows on ARM.

      Windows 10 can work on ARM based computers using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the same processor that’s in a lot of premium phones. Basically this is a straight replacement for Intel more-or-less discontinuing the Atom processors that are used in Windows tablets and ultra-thin/low-power laptops.
      It won’t make computers “cheaper” it just allows BETTER cheap computers as the Snapdragon 835 is much faster than the 3 year old Atom Silvermont platform that’s still in use today. It won’t replace your higher power Core i5/i7/Ryzen computer.
      But that all has NOTHING to do with this article.
      This article is talking about adding an LTE modem made by Qualcomm to an existing AMD Ryzen CPU.
      Microsoft is trying to expand the appeal of Windows machines by giving them the same “always on/always connected” capability as your Android/iOS phone or tablet. As AMD doesn’t make modems, they have to buy them from someone and Qualcomm is a natural choice. AMD and Qualcomm have a fairly deep history. AMD sold the mobile technology it acquired with graphics company ATI to Qualcomm back in 2006. That technology forms the basis for the Adreno graphics core that Qualcomm still uses in its Snapdragon chips today.

  • Eric Bourduas

    (Radeon Vega, not Vera)