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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx: A processor designed for PC only

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

 After the presentation of the Snapdragon 855 we now have the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx.

For a year now the North American has been betting on the development of processors for PC’s. , This is due to its partnership with Microsoft for Windows in ARM. This is a modified version of Windows 10 to run on this type of SoC’s.

The first processor developed for this purpose was the Snapdragon 850. However, this SoC was no more than a modified version of Snapdragon 845, available for smartphones. A year later Qualcomm takes a step further in this market.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx promises incredible performance

Today the American Company has announced its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. It is the first processor created from scratch only for Windows 10 in ARM, developed in 7nm lithography.

First of all, let’s talk about why this name is chosen. By all indications, the “c” means to calculate and the “x” means extreme. This is because this new processor represents the most radical stake of Qualcomm in this technology segment.

Secondly, this new processor was created with performance being its main goal. According to the semiconductor company, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx will be twice as powerful as its predecessor. This new processor will allegedly have a performance in ARM applications capable of rivaling an Intel Core-I5 U series.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx A processor designed for PC only
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx A processor designed for PC only

To do this, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx comes equipped with Kyro 495 cores and the graphic GPU Adreno 680. This set will allow the coupling of up to two 4K HDR monitors and still playback video in 4K HDR at 120fps.

In addition, this processor comes equipped with an X42 Cat.20 LTE modem, capable of providing download speeds of 2Gbps and 316Mbps upload . Thanks to its Hexagon 685 DSP, a better experience is expected for virtual assistants like Cortana and Alexa.

Autonomy will be one of its main advantages

Other of the master beams of this Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx will be the autonomy. Here Qualcomm promises energy for more than a day of use, however, without being more specific.

Finally, it is important to note that this processor will support 3rd generation PCI-E, USB 3.1, Bluetooth 5.0 and Quick Charge 4+. It is also the first processor of the North American to receive the certification Windows 10 Enterprise. A title that will make it more appealing to professionals.

This processor will only be found embedded in Windows ARM equipment. These equipment are expected to start reaching the market in the third quarter of next year.


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