Windows 10 performance on ARM, again questioned
After the launch of HP Envy x2 and ASUS NovaGo, the first laptops that promise to offer a compelling Windows 10 experience using mobile-borne hardware, the Windows 10 on ARM initiative seems to have been breathless
Recommended by energy efficiency and lower cost than we typically encounter in an Intel or AMD configuration, Qualcomm's solution has hit the giant's giant Intel to block the emergence of a new competitor, but also
Qualcomm's promised solution to the problem of performance deficit is Snapdragon 850, a slightly modified version of the Snapdragon 845 chipset, which should offer up to 30% more of the performance of the smartphone chipset. much better than the predecessor Snapdragon 835. But the tests run with the latest official Win version dows 10 for PC (build 1803) show rather disappointing performance.
According to the results of the online Geekbench online archive obtained with a portable known for now Lenovo 81JL, the performance gain of the Snapdragon 850 chipset is about 23% in single-core tests and 7.3% in multi-core ones. Too weak to convincingly improve the performance gap experienced by first-generation users of Windows 10 on ARM, the new processor questions Qualcomm's ability to provide a competitive hardware platform for the low-cost PC market .