An interesting rumor ensures that Samsung is working on a family of Exynos 1000 SoCs, and that their goal will be fully enter the PC sector. I know it may seem difficult to digest, but it really makes a lot of sense.
Think, for a moment, about how important Qualcomm’s entry into the PC sector was. Yes, I know that it was rough and that its integration into Windows 10 computers is still has room for improvementbut it represented a very big turning point, and with Apple’s recent commitment to its own ARM-based chips it is clear that could end up defining the future of the sector in the long term.
With all this in mind, and with the statements recently made by the former head of the Apple Mac division, it begins to be very easy to understand the interest that Samsung could have when it comes to bringing your Exynos 1000 SoCs to the PC world. Such chips could power your Galaxy Book series at some point, for example, and you could also offer it to other OEMs.
Exynos 1000 SoCs: More powerful than the Snapdragon 8cX and built at 5nm
The South Korean giant’s Exynos chips have had moments truly brilliantBut we have also seen generations in which they have not been able to keep up with their direct rivals. However, its potency and value is beyond question, and it could improve dramatically with a few changes.
First, Samsung could strengthen its investment to polish the customization layer it adds at the CPU level, that is, to improve their Mongoose cores. This would allow it to offer higher CPU performance, and the jump to the 5nm process would be accompanied by greater efficiency, allowing it to compete more effectively with Qualcomm’s Kryo architecture.
On the other hand, we have been seeing rumors for several months that point to Samsung is collaborating with AMD to use Radeon GPUs in their next generation SoCs. If this is confirmed, the Exynos 1000 SoCs could easily outperform the Snapdragon, both at the processor and graphics core level.
We must not forget that with this movement Samsung could redeem itself from the mistakes made with the Exynos 990, a chip that did not finish meeting the expectations it had generated.
Everything we have said makes sense, and in fact sounds quite good, but we must bear in mind that there is nothing confirmed, and that in case Samsung decides to launch those Exynos 1000 SoCs focused on the PC world, we could be talking about a movement preview for late 2021, or even 2022.