14 December 2018
The race for the powerful chipset is never-ending when technology is still evolving and needs some strong support for its growth. While the race for the mobile processors is going on, one of the Titans in chips manufacturing has also started taking care for the Windows 10 platform which is leading its own different path. Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 8cx chipset for the Windows 10 computers and it’s the successor to the Snapdragon 850 processor.
It’s made on a 7nm process and should be used by the products in the third quarter of the next year. Qualcomm touts it to be the ‘extreme’ Snapdragon 8cx processor in an intro video, the chipset is shown to have 2X graphics, Snapdragon X24 modem, Qualcomm Spectra 390, CPU cores are Kryo 495. Furthermore, the built-in Hexagon 685 DSP will enable enhanced voice assistant experiences for Cortana and Alexa, and Qualcomm's fourth-gen AI engine is on board too.
Also, it can handle dual 4K displays, it has multi-gigabit LTE, extreme battery life. It is cooler, thinner, faster, and lighter as well. The processor is best suited for convertibles, 2-in-1 laptops, notebooks with the stylus, and so on, thanks to its slimmer fabrication.
The Snapdragon 8cx supports the Bluetooth 5.0 as well as the Quick Charge 4+.
It should be noted that it’s the first Snapdragon processor to receive a certification for Windows 10 Enterprise, which is critical for adoption by businesses who might be interested in an always-connected PC platform.