Qualcomm launches the 2nd generation Snapdragon 8cx chipset

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8cx chipset two years ago, this chipset is mainly for Windows 10 ARM notebook computers.

At present, mainstream desktop devices use x86 architecture. Although the ARM architecture is blooming on mobile devices, it still cannot shake the x86 desktop status.

The main reason is that the ARM chipset cannot directly compete with x86 in terms of compatibility and performance, especially the x86 architecture performance is better when handling a large amount of load.

The Snapdragon 8cx chipset originally launched by Qualcomm is benchmarked against Intel’s 8th-generation U-series Core i5. Of course, the actual experience of benchmarking may not be correct.

The company recently announced the launch of the second-generation Snapdragon 8cx chipset. This new version promises an 18% increase in overall performance against the benchmark Intel’s 10th-generation Core i5 processor.

Compared with Intel’s Lakefield hybrid solution, Qualcomm’s new version of 8cx can increase performance by 51% and increase efficiency by more than 58% per watt.

In terms of architecture, the second-generation 8cx chipset has not been adjusted so it has not integrated the Snapdragon x55 5G modem, which means that the manufacturer still has to buy the package.

Currently, 5G devices equipped with Intel series processors usually also use Qualcomm modems, but 8cx and x55 will support sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave networks.

At the same time, this series of chips supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, dual 4K displays provide 60FPS support, and the theoretical battery life can reach up to 25 hours.

Via: Engadget