In the year 2024, Qualcomm could be ready to offer a desktop central processing unit that has as many as 12 cores. The desktop chip, which had the codename “Hamoa,” could be available in an 8+4 configuration. The multinational semiconductor corporation Qualcomm is said to be working on a desktop central processing unit (CPU) for release in 2024. This CPU could include 12 CPU cores. The desktop chip, which had the codename “Hamoa,” could be available in an 8+4 configuration. The larger cluster on the chip is made up of eight performance cores, while the smaller cluster of four cores is made up of cores that are more energy efficient. According to a claim by GSMArena, which cites a source, the processor will also enable separate graphics processing units (GPUs).
A software developer by the name of Kuba Wojciechowski posted on Twitter that, “In other news: Qualcomm is working on a 2024 desktop chip codenamed ‘Hamoa’ with up to 12 (8P+4E) in-house cores (based on the Nuvia Phoenix design), similar mem/cache config as M1, explicit support for dGPUs, and performance that is ‘extremely promising,’ according to my sources.”
Nuvia’s Phoenix core design was created by engineers who have worked with Apple in the development of its ARM-based chipset. Qualcomm, which is a well-known brand among the chip makers for smartphones, is now working on a desktop CPU that would employ Nuvia’s Phoenix core architecture. In light of the fact that Qualcomm purchased the startup Nuvia some time ago, it should come as no surprise that the business would employ the new design. This architecture claimed a performance gain of between 50 and 100 percent while being limited to 5 watts per core. According to the study published by GSMArena, this is of course based on the relevant data from back in 2020.
headquartered in San Diego, California Qualcomm is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the most advanced version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. At the company’s Tech Summit 2022, it is quite expected that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will be introduced.
In the meanwhile, Qualcomm has lately joined other chip manufacturers in painting a bleak image of the predicted sales outlook for smartphones in the aftermath of Covid-19-induced lockdowns in China and economic downturn. This comes after other semiconductor companies have done the same. According to a report by the news agency Reuters, Qualcomm has predicted a profit for the quarter that will be lower than what was anticipated. The company also stated that it anticipated a low double-digit percentage decline in smartphone volumes this year, which is a change from its previous forecast of a mid-single-digit percentage drop.
Published at : 09 Nov 2022 11:52 AM (IST)