Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset

Qualcomm announced its latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, and as the name suggests, inherited from last year's Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 model, it has made great strides in performance.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the first chipset for Windows PCs built using the 5nm process. Compared to Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, it promises an increase in CPU performance by up to 85% and GPU performance by up to 60%.

In addition, Qualcomm is proud of its new chipset, which delivers 60% better performance per watt than the competing x86 platform. Qualcomm also claims that the chip supports several days of battery life. But he did not provide many details.

The main feature of the new chip is connectivity. The company supports Snapdragon X55, Snapdragon X62 or Snapdragon X65 5G modems. It depends on the 5G functions that the manufacturer wants to provide.

In addition, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 supports both Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E. The chip also brings the usual AI improvements.

The Spectra ISP promises better autofocus, auto white balance and auto exposure, as well as noise and echo cancellation for video conferencing for better audio.

Additionally, the company has been promoting the performance and battery life of its laptop chips since the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 1 was first released in 2018.

With the exception of the modified version that appeared on Microsoft's Surface Pro X laptop, these chips were not welcome.

Qualcomm's latest attempt on Windows via ARM

When the company talks about the next generation of Windows PC chips in 2023, it's hard to think of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 as anything more than a makeshift chip.

These chipsets were developed by the Nuvia team to set performance standards for Windows PCs. With its leading position in terms of long-lasting performance and battery life, it delivers competitive processors for Apple M-series chipsets.

In addition to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, Qualcomm has also released the new Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 platform.

The Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 will continue to be manufactured using the 6nm process. But it promises a 60 percent increase in multithreaded processing power and a 70 percent increase in graphics performance. Compared to Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 2.

Like the Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 2, the Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 is suitable for Windows PCs and Chromebooks. As a result, it's not quite as powerful as the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3.

In addition to the performance improvements, Qualcomm has also added an integrated Snapdragon X53 modem. This is the first time that 5G has been achieved using a Qualcomm laptop chip.

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