Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows 11 ARM PCs with up to 85% performance boost

Qualcomm may be close to losing its status as the exclusive chip supplier for Windows on ARM laptops, but the company is not giving up the fight to make this a viable platform and today announced a new generation of high-end and mid-range ARM. processor for Windows.

The new one Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Generation 3 built on 5nm process and delivers up to 40% increase in single core performance, 85% increase in multi-core performance and 60% increase in GPU performance, all delivering 60% better performance per watt than x86 chips. Qualcomm hopes these chips will be used in ultra-thin and fanless laptops.

This chipset offers 5G and WiFi 6/6E connectivity, upgraded audio and camera functions, and chip-to-cloud security, and should provide days of battery life. According to Qualcomm, this means you can game in Full HD at up to 120fps while playing 50% longer than “competitive platforms”.

Qualcomm also launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c + Generation 3 chipset designed for low-end PCs and Chromebooks.

It is built on the 6nm process and will deliver up to 40% improved CPU performance and 35% improved graphics performance at most. It also supports 5G, (sub-6 and mmWave) through the Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF system, which also supports Wi-Fi 6 and 6E.

Devices powered by Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and 7c + Gen 3 chipsets are expected to hit the market in the first half of 2022.

via Engadget Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows 11 ARM PCs with up to 85% performance boost


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