This SoC is also expected to go ahead with the upcoming Intel's Y- and U- series Core processors.
That could be particularly attractive for laptops, but Qualcomm also appears to be testing a socketed design that would be aimed at desktops, WinFuture reported, citing materials provided to hardware developers by Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon 1000 test platform managed to cram 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. While the Y-series processors have a 4.5W TDP (Thermal Design Power), the U-series has a considerably higher TDP of 15W. However, for Windows 10 and its applications, reports and reviews of 1 gen Snapdragon PCs are fine overall, but with a recurring theme that the "CPU inside feels sluggish compared to Intel Core", rivals.
WinFuture references a newly-developed power management chip to handle the increased needs of this chip and how it consumes energy, so that may be mitigated.
The new Qualcomm chip is apparently much bigger than previous Snapdragon flagship processors too - 20 x 15 millimeters versus 12.4 x 12.4 millimeters.
It's highly unlikely that we'll see the Snapdragon 1000 in Microsoft's rumored Andromeda folding device or a HoloLens 2, but the job description lends credence to the idea that the chip is being targeted for desktop systems. It is evident that Qualcomm seems to be eager to enter the ARM line-up for Windows use. The SoC is intended for use with Windows 10 and with a size of 20x15mm it will certainly not end up in a smartphone, likely they'll end up in notebooks and convertibles. And, the performance of this SoC is expected to be on par with the Intel Skylake processors from 2017.
The report also states that the new Snapdragon processor draws 12 watts of power. At the moment the details of the new chip have only been leaked, so we will need Qualcomm to confirm anything for certain.