Qualcomm's first Nuvia-based 12-core SoC exposed

In March this year, Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary had completed the acquisition of Nuvia, a world-class CPU design company, for $1.4 billion (about 10.108 billion yuan), excluding working capital. and other adjustments.

According to Qualcomm, its first Nuvia-based chips aren't expected to arrive until 2024, but that doesn't mean the company isn't doing anything until then.

The whistleblower @Za_Raczke released some news about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. He also said: Qualcomm is developing a desktop-level processor code-named "Hamoa", which has 12 (8P+4E) cores (based on Nuvia Phoenix design) ), as well as a memory/cache configuration similar to the Apple M1, which explicitly supports independent graphics.

According to his sources, the performance of this SoC is very promising.

Qualcomm has previously launched SoCs such as the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, and such products have been applied to thin and light Windows PCs, so we are not sure why he said that this "Hamoa" is for desktop platforms. But it does not rule out that Qualcomm's first Nuvia chip can be used in high-performance platforms, similar to Apple's Ultra chip.

According to Qualcomm's counterclaims against Arm, after 2024, the use of external GPUs, NPUs or ISPs is no longer allowed in SOCs based on Arm's public CPUs. If Qualcomm can't solve this problem, their Snapdragon and Nuvia chips may be deeply affected.

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