CPU roadmaps from Intel and Qualcomm in the age of Apple Silicon

Dieter Bohn had this to say

It’s not difficult to dive into the future of Intel and even Qualcomm’s roadmap — they are consistent (and consistently dull) in their year-over-year improvements. Their customers are phone and laptop makers, so they need to be clear and transparent about what’s up. And I don’t see either pulling a step change like the M1 out of a hat.

Qualcomm’s roadmap most likely refers to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, whereas for Intel it’s about Tiger Lake. Both promise solid improvements, but they aren’t M1-scale changes.

So anybody who had hoped that PCs might enjoy and ARM-based CPU with Apple M1-like performance will likely be disappointed, at least for the foreseeable future.

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