Qualcomm announces an extreme chipset for Windows laptop, the Snapdragon 8cx

Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

World’s largest chipmaker and undisputed leader in smartphone processors Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. For those who might be wondering what the “x” actually means, it means extreme while the “c” means compute. For years the company has been foused on the smartphone industry which it rules with an iron fist in terms of chip making. Now the company is taking on PC processor giants like Intel, NVidia and AMD. The all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor is an eight-core successor to Snapdragon 850. It is also the company’s first ever 7nm processor designed for windows PC especially the Windows 10.

According to a statement from the company, this powerful Snapdragon 8cx is even more powerful than the Intel Core i5 U-Series. The Intel Core i5 U-Series CPU is the processor that is found in mot ultra-slim PCs these days. I wonder why Apple chose Intel over Qualcomm to deliver chipsets for it’s 2020 5G iPhones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

This Snapdragon 8cx from Qualcomm promises to deliver an amazing battery life amazing battery life and up to 2Gbps cellular connectivity. It also promises to deliver power efficiency and of course heating. The super powerful chipset is loaded with Adreno 680 Extreme GPU for dual 4K HDR displays.  It also features hardware acceleration for 4K HDR video playback at 120 fps. Since the “x” means EXTREME and the “c” means COMPUTE, I guess it’s safe to call it the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 COMPUTE EXTREME !

However, I don’t really know for sure if it’ll live up to the hype by delivering an extreme computing performance as alleged. One thing I know for sure is, the reputation of Qualcomm in the chipset industry is etched in gold. It is no doubt going to be a powerful processor no doubt about it. Other major features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX processor.  It includes the integrated X24 Cat2.0 LTE modem.  This modem is capable of offering download speeds up to 2Gbps. It also pumps out upload speed up to 316Mbps. The SoC also supports Third-gen PCI-E and second-gen USB3.1.

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