The US chip manufacturer claimed that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 compute platforms are designed to modernise PC experiences and reimagine mobile computing for end users by using smart, connected technology
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 compute platforms during the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in an effort to accelerate mobile computing.
The US chipmaker claimed that the two new platforms are designed to modernise PC experiences and reimagine mobile computing for end-users by using smart, connected technology.
Qualcomm Technologies product management vice president Miguel Nunes said: “Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 builds on the technology that has transformed the PC industry, delivering premium experiences with breakthrough performance per watt, immersive camera and audio with enhanced AI-acceleration, lightning-fast 5G connectivity, and chip-to-cloud security in thin, fanless systems.
“With Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3, we are raising the bar in the entry-tier by extending 5G mobile computing across ecosystems.”
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 has been designed by the company for premium ultra-slim and fanless laptops.
According to the chip manufacturer, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 marks the first 5nm Windows PC platform in the world.
The company claimed that its 5nm process node along with other optimisations enables the performance of the Qualcomm Kryo CPU to be dramatically improved. At the same time, the new compute platform is said to achieve similar power consumption compared to the previous generation.
Owing to the integration of new prime cores, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 provides up to 85% generational performance uplift along with up to 60% better performance per watt over the competitive x86 platform, said the chip manufacturer.
Furthermore, Qualcomm Technologies said that the new compute platform can deliver more than 29 tera operations per second (TOPS) of artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration, which is nearly three times more than the leading competitive platform.
Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3, on the other hand, is designed to bolster the entry-tier Windows PC and Chromebook ecosystems with strong 5G connectivity and advanced AI experiences, said the company.
Qualcomm Technologies said that the 6nm compute platform is capable of driving up to 60% faster CPU performance alongside up to 70% faster GPU performance uplift. The Qualcomm AI Engine in the platform facilitates AI-accelerated experiences through 6.5 TOPS of performance, said the company.
The US semiconductor manufacturer expects devices powered by the two new compute platforms to launch in the first half of next year.
Recently, the company announced a partnership with Google Cloud to develop neural network solutions and advance mobile AI models.