Today, during the annual Snapdragon Summit event, along with the unveiling of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm unveiled another chip to compete with Apple’s M series chips in the world of computers based on the ARM architecture; A chip that uses 12 powerful Oryon cores and is considered the first fruit of Nuvia startup acquisition for Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon X Elite chip will arrive in Windows laptops in mid-2024, and we will probably see the first products based on this chip at CES 2024. In the following, we will take a quick look at the details of the new Qualcomm chip.
Snapdragon X Elite is another attempt to move Windows towards the logo world. Although Microsoft’s popular operating system supports Logo architecture; But the issue of performance level and compatibility with old software have always been the Achilles heel of this operating system and previous Qualcomm chips called Snapdragon 8cx. Now, Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon X Elite brings much better productivity along with the same or higher performance level than the competition.
Qualcomm is so confident about the performance of the Snapdragon X Elite that Kadar Kandap, The senior vice-president of the company considers its introduction as a turning point in the history of his company and says that what Snapdragon X Elite brings to Armaghan in the field of performance, technology and productivity has been unprecedented so far; A claim that we look forward to verifying its authenticity in Zomit!
Qualcomm’s new chip is produced with TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process and has 12 powerful Oryon cores; The cores, which are arranged in three clusters of 4 cores, reach a frequency of 3.8 GHz in multi-core processing and work at a frequency of 4.3 GHz in single or dual-core processing.
Snapdragon X Elite has more than 64 GB of LPDDR5x RAM with a bandwidth of 136 GB/s and a total of 42 MB of cache at unspecified levels.
Qualcomm says its new chip offers best-in-class performance in multi-threaded processing. The company promises that the Snapdragon X Elite will deliver the same performance on the GeekBench 6.1 test with one-third the power consumption of “10- and 12-core competitors,” and appear to be up to 2x faster for the same power consumption. On the other hand, it performs up to 60% better against the 14-core competitor with the same consumption.
If you have a question, what does Qualcomm mean by 10, 12 and 14 core competitors? I must say that the company answered the reporters at the end of the event that it actually refers to Core i7-1355U, Core i7-1360P and Core i7-13800H processors with these names.
At the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm noted that the Snapdragon X Elite chip is “up to 50 percent” faster than its “ARM-based competitor” in multi-threaded processing. Qualcomm later said it meant Apple’s “latest M2” by ARM competitor; So the claim of a 50% performance difference is probably related to the comparison of the Snapdragon X Elite with the base version of the Apple M2, not the Pro and Max versions.
This article is being updated…