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Qualcomm ARM chips a direct competition to Apple

Alvaro Salazar
4 min read

The processors planned by Apple have been totally efficient, to the point that they are shaping the way forward for different producers.

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The Macintosh M processors, which the Apple organization has been using in its Mac computers for a year, will soon have incredible competition.

Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of mobile phone processors, plans to build a line of chips that will become "the benchmark for power in the PC world".

These chips will be planned, just like your opponent's, on an ARM design instead of using the X86-64 engineering that currently governs most of the market, and that is used by Intel or AMD chips.

Previously, Qualcomm had processors for the PC market in its portfolio.

It has long been making extraordinary forms of its most notable versatile chips designed to run on exceptionally light PCs.

Organizations, for example, HP or Samsung have PCs equipped with them. Microsoft added support for these ARM engineering processors first in Quite a while 10 and now in Windows 11, so at a fundamental level there is also programming for them.

However, the number of PCs with Qualcomm processors sold in the last 3 years is not exceptionally huge and there are not really projects and applications explicitly intended for them (most of them run under imitation, which decreases the power).

They are also not top-of-the-line when it comes to running complex applications, for example those required for video alteration, 3D demonstration, games, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

They are planned, above all, to give PCs extraordinary independence and to cope with the coordinated 5G network, so these gadgets are more an option to Google's Chromebook than an answer designed to rival the most current PCs equipped with more developed processors from Intel or AMD.

Apple, then, has planned the M1 and currently the M1 Pro and M1 Max definitely as immediate competition to the most exceptional processors and illustration cards available.

What's more, he has succeeded. Macintoshes equipped with these processors are as impressive as or more impressive than PCs with the latest Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors. Moreover, due to the new design, they are equally quieter and have a more remarkable independence.

Qualcomm's goal, today, is to nurture a line of processors equipped to compete in a similar space, taking advantage of the way Intel and AMD are burdened by X86 engineering.

James Thompson, the organization's central innovation officer, assured yesterday, on an occasion for sponsors and financial examiners, that the organization will have the main processors ready by 2023. "Progress from PC to ARM is inescapable and Qualcomm is the best placed organization to exploit that change". Thompson said.

These chips will be created by the Nuvia group, an organization with some experience in chip planning and established by previous Apple representatives that Qualcomm bought in January for $1.4 billion.

Not only will the chips focus on developing the handling power further, but Qualcomm will also fine-tune the blueprint of its Adreno design processors with the goal that future teams can also master tasks such as electronic fun or video alteration.

For Qualcomm, this is an important stage.

It is still the organization that supplies processors to the majority of phone manufacturers, however recently a part of its business has also depended on the supply of modems (the gadgets that allow mobile phones to partner with telephone organizations) to the iPhone.

The organization currently anticipates that Apple should manufacture 80% of these modems indoors in less than 4 years, so Qualcomm must scout new business sectors to supply that revenue.