Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 spec slides leak, DX12 support in tow
Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835’s specs have leaked ahead of its CES reveal.
The first Windows 10 on ARM devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, set to debut at CES 2017 this week. Videocardz.com have obtained some slides detailing the new chip’s capabilities, and they reveal significant improvements over its predecessors.
The above video shows Windows 10 running adequately on a Snapdragon 820, but it will run even better on the upcoming Snapdragon 835, which is more efficient and more powerful in various ways.
The Snapdragon 835 will feature smaller and more efficient transistors than its predecessors, and its smaller die will result in thinner devices with more room for larger batteries. The slides also detail how the Snapdragon 835 will be a superior option for various use cases, including app performance, web browsing, and VR.
Interestingly, the Snapdragon 835 will be the first 800-series Snapdragon to fully support the DX12 graphics API, which will coincide with the launch of Windows 10 on ARM in devices set to debut throughout 2017.
All of this bodes well for the future of Windows 10 on mobile devices, which will bring the power of a full PC to new form factors, including, more than likely, the fabled Surface Phone.