Snapdragon X Elite 4nm SoC with 12-core Oryon CPU announced for PC

Snapdragon X Elite 4nm SoC

Along with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm also introduced its most powerful PC processor Snapdragon X Elite at the Snapdragon Summit. The new processor promises top-notch CPU performance, on-device AI capabilities, and multi-day battery life.

Snapdragon X Elite features a 4nm System-on-a-Chip design. It includes a 12-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU with Dual-Core Boost for super-fast responsiveness. The CPU boasts better Single-threaded CPU performance compared to the Apple M2 Max and Intel I9-13980HX. It promises 2x faster CPU performance compared to i7-1360P and i7-1355U processors.

Snapdragon X Elite 4nm SoC

The integrated Adreno GPU provides stunning graphics while maintaining low power consumption to ensure better battery life. It promises 2x faster GPU performance compared to i7-13800H.

Qualcomm has also added Qualcomm AI Engine with the integrated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU. The processor can run generative AI LLM models with over 13 billion parameters at blazing speeds. The Micro NPU added to the Qualcomm Sensing Hub enhances security, login, and privacy features.

The company further claims that the Qryon CPU consumes 30% less power than the Apple M2 Max and 70% less power than the Intel I9-13980HX at peak performance.

Snapdragon X Elite supports up to 64 GB LPDDR5x memory. It also supports SSD/NVMe Interface, UFS 4.0, and SD v3.0 storage.

Dual 18-bit ISPs support 2x 36 MP dual camera and up to 64MP single camera. It also supports 4K HDR video recording and 4K HDR video streaming.

Snapdragon X Elite 4nm SoC

The SoC supports lightning-fast 5G and Wi-Fi 7 with HBS Multi-Link for seamless connectivity. The Snapdragon X65 5G modem promises up to 10Gbps download speed and up to 3.5Gbps upload speed. Snapdragon Seamless also enables smooth device-switching experiences.

Devices powered by the Snapdragon X Elite processor are expected to be released starting in the middle of 2024.

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