Qualcomm today announced the next generation processor platform for Always Connected PCs. The company today announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute platform, a high-end processor platform that will power next-generation PCs.
Snapdragon 8cx is the world's first 7nm PC platform, surpassing Intel processors in the long run. The company's new 8cx processors, along with the existing Snapdragon 850, will be integrated into devices that are expected to support high-end devices.
Here are the highlights:
- New Kyro 495 processor, the fastest processor built by Qualcomm. 2x more transistors and 2x memory bandwidth for faster performance. It's 3.6x faster than the Snapdragon 835
- A larger cache than previous platforms, which allows for faster multitasking.
- New Adreno 680 GPU with Twice More Graphics Performance
- Supports Two External 4K Displays Simultaneously  Second Generation HDR Rendering
- New AI engine with Hexagon 685 DSP, combined with improved support for Alexa and Qualcomm's Aqstic Technology Cortana
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Technc Support to Charge Your Device Faster
- Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem Speeds up to 2 Gbps
- First-time support for Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, and Home
Qualcomm hopes to install the new Snapdragon 8cx Compute platform on Always Connected PCs by the end of 2019. 19659002]
The new upgrades are a huge win for Qualcomm on the PC, and Intel has a lot of catching up to do. With Microsoft continuing to invest in ARM and other developers (such as Mozilla porting Firefox to ARM), it is clear that ARM is the future of Windows. And yes, Qualcomm really comes for the business of Intel.
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