Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Chip Takes on Intel with Fastest Graphics Processor
Qualcomm’s efforts to put its Snapdragon chips into PCs have historically run into one major obstacle: The performance simply isn’t competitive with that of chips from Intel and AMD. This obstacle has been overcome by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Chip that promises to provide the fastest graphics processor.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile for Qualcomm Technologies Alex Katouzian said during Qualcomm’s annual technology summit:
“With performance and battery life as our design tenets, we’re bringing 7nm innovations to the PC space, allowing for smartphone-like capabilities to transform the computing experience”
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx combines a new octa-core Kryo 495 CPU with an Adreno 680 GPU on the same die. They offer better multi-tasking performance, as well as greater graphics memory bandwidth. Qualcomm says it’s Adreno 680 graphics are 3.5 times faster than those on the Snapdragon 350. The chip is also supposedly 65 percent more efficient. The design has also been certified for Windows 10 Enterprise.
Qualcomm’s move puts it in greater competition with chipmaker Intel, which last year still derived more than half of its US$62.8 billion in revenue from PC chips and dominates that market.