Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X Elite PC chipset: Specifications and Features

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Snapdragon X Elite

Snapdragon X Elite

Introducing the Snapdragon X Elite PC Chipset: Revolutionizing Your Laptop Performance

At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced the most powerful computing processor it has ever created for the PC: Snapdragon X Elite. The Snapdragon X Elite Chipet is a groundbreaking achievement that is set to redefine the way you experience your laptop. This powerful, intelligent, and highly efficient processor, tailored exclusively for Windows, is designed to elevate your computing experience to new heights. Here are the complete remarkable features, specifications,  and capabilities:

Main Highlights

  1. The Snapdragon X Elite platform boasts the Qualcomm Oryon CPU, offering twice the CPU performance of competitors while using only a third of the power.
  2. This platform is designed for AIAI, supporting generative AI models with over 13 billion parameters and delivering 4.5 times faster AI processing power compared to rivals.
  3. Leading OEMs are set to release PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite, with availability expected to begin in mid-2024.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite features

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite features

Here is the list of all technical features of the new Snapdragon X Elite PC chipset;

Game-Changing Performance and Efficiency

The Snapdragon X Elite Chipsetushers in a new era of laptop performance and efficiency. Here are some of its notable attributes:

  • 4nm System-on-a-Chip Architecture: This cutting-edge technology paves the way for exceptional performance and remarkable power efficiency.
  • Qualcomm Oryon™ CPU: With 12 cores and Dual-Core Boost, it ensures incredibly fast responsiveness for demanding workloads.
  • Qualcomm Adreno™ GPU: Immerse yourself in stunning graphics, perfect for immersive entertainment experiences.
  • Extended Battery Life: Despite the immense power, the Snapdragon X Elite Chipset maintains low power consumption, allowing your laptop to run for multiple days on a single charge.

Built for AI

The Snapdragon X Elite Chipset is synonymous with Artificial Intelligence. It incorporates the industry-leading Qualcomm AI Engine with a Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, enabling transformative experiences for various applications:

  1. Generative AI Models: Capable of running LLM models with over 13 billion parameters on-device, providing blazing-fast speeds.
  2. Enhanced Security: Featuring the Qualcomm Sensing Hub, it offers improved security, login experiences, and privacy. It can even wake your device from sleep mode.
  3. Endless Possibilities: The Qualcomm AI Engine supports a plethora of AI-accelerated applications and experiences, including Windows Studio Effects.

Smarter User Experiences

The Snapdragon X Elite  Chipset brings mobile experiences directly to your PC. Some of its features include:

  1. Lightning-Fast Connectivity: Experience seamless, jitter-free cloud connectivity with 5G and Wi-Fi 7, featuring HBS Multi-Link.
  2. Immersive Audio: Enjoy lossless audio quality for high-fidelity music and entertainment using Snapdragon Sound™ Technology Suite.
  3. Intelligent Security: Safeguard your PC with features like the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, total memory encryption, and Microsoft Secured-core PC support.

Specifications in Detail

For those who love diving into the technical specifications, here's a comprehensive table showcasing the key details of the Snapdragon X Elite Chipset:

Component Specifications
  • Name: Qualcomm® Oryon™
  • Number of Cores: 12
  • Architecture: 64-bit
  • Clock Speed: 12 cores up to 3.8 GHz, Single and Dual-Core Boost up to 4.3 GHz
  • Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™
  • Tera Floating Point Operations Per Second: 4.6 TFLOPS
  • APIs: DirectX® 12
  • Name: Qualcomm® Hexagon™
  • Tera Operations Per Second: 45 TOPS
  • Type: LPDDR5x
  • Bit Width: 16-bit
  • Number of Channels: 8
  • Transfer Rate: 8533 MT/s
  • Bandwidth: 136 GB/s
  • Capacity: Up to 64 GB
  • Video Processing Unit (VPU) Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ VPU
  • Encoding Resolution: 4K @ 60 Hz
  • Encoding Bit Depth: 10-bit
  • Encoding Formats: H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), AV1, H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC))
  • Decoding Resolution: 4K @ 120 Hz
  • Decoding Bit Depth: 10-bit
  • Decoding Formats: H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), VP9, AV1, H.265 (High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC))
  • Concurrency: Decode: 4K @ 60 Hz / Encode: 2x 4K @ 30 Hz
Process Node and Technology Process Node: 4 nm
  • Display Processing Unit (DPU) Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™
  • Maximum On-Device Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD @ 120 Hz
  • Maximum External Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD @ 60 Hz
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR10
  • Number of Concurrent Displays: 3
  • Interface Type: DisplayPort 1.4
  • Image Signal Processor (ISP) Name: Qualcomm® Spectra™
  • Image Signal Processor (ISP) Number: Dual ISP
  • Image Signal Processor (ISP) Bit Depth: 18-bit
  • Dual Camera: 36+36 MP
  • Single Camera: Up to 64 MP
  • Video Capture: 4K
  • Video Capture Formats: H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC))
  • Video Capture Features: High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • SD: SD 3.0
  • SSD/NVMe Interface: NVMe, Over PCIe 4.0
  • UFS: UFS 4.0
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology support: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology support: Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio
Cellular Modem-RF
  • Modem Name: Snapdragon™ X65 5G Modem-RF System
  • Peak Download Speed: 10 Gbps
  • Peak Upload Speed: 3.5 Gbps
  • Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 300 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz), 1000 MHz bandwidth (mmWave)
  • Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology, Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking
  • Cellular Technology: 5G NR, HSPA, sub-6 GHz, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), LTE, WCDMA, CBRS, mmWave
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800
  • Generation: Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7
  • Standards: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11ax, 802.11be
  • Spectral Bands: 6 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
  • Spatial Streams: Up to 4
  • Peak QAM: 4K QAM
  • Features: Multi-Link Operation (MLO), Passpoint, TDLS, OFDMA (UL/DL), Wi-Fi QoS Management, MU-MIMO (UL/DL), Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity, Wi-Fi Location, Miracast, Voice-Enterprise, High-band Simultaneous (HBS), 8x8 Sounding, Target Wake Time
  • Specification Version: Bluetooth® 5.4
  • Connection Technology: Bluetooth® Low Energy
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Interface Type: 3x USB-C
  • Specification Version: USB 4.0
Interfaces Platform Extensions: 5G, Wi-Fi

Snapdragon X Elite-based devices are expected to be available in mid-2024. Intel's Meteor Lake (Core Ultra) chips will be a new rival to AMD's Phoenix chips (Ryzen Mobile 7000) and Apple's M series chips.

In conclusion, the Snapdragon X Elite is a technological marvel that promises to redefine your laptop experience. With its AI capabilities, exceptional performance, and numerous features, it's set to transform the way you work and play on your Windows device.