Details of Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC for Windows PCs leaked

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Last week, Qualcomm announced that Snapdragon X Series will be the brand for its upcoming chipsets for PCs. The Snapdragon X Series will compete with the popular Apple M-series chipsets in terms of performance in the ARM ecosystem. As per Qualcomm, the Snapdragon X Series will deliver industry leading performance per watt, multiple days of battery life on a single charge, dedicated NPU for AI processing and 5G connectivity.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite logo

Today, Windows Report leaked several details about the upcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC that will be part of Snapdragon X Series. As the name suggests, the Snapdragon X Elite will be flagship chipset of this generation and it will offer up to 2X CPU and GPU performance when compared to equivalent x86 chipsets from Intel and AMD.

The Snapdragon X Elite will feature 12 Oryon high-performance cores, LPDDR5X memory that can support up to 136GB/s, Adreno GPU that can deliver 4.6 TFLOPS with triple 4K display support. In terms of AI performance, the Snapdragon X Elite will feature an NPU that can deliver 45 TOPS and it can run 13B parameter model on device. In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon X Elite PCs will support both 5G and WiFi-7. Finally, the integrated Always Sensing ISP will be able to deliver several power efficient experiences. Check out the full specs below:

CPU Qualcomm® Oryon™ CPU
64-bit Architecture
12 cores, up to 3.8 GHz
Single and Dual-Core Boost, up to 4.3 GHz
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
Up to 4.6 TFLOPs
API Support: DX12
Memory Memory Type: LPDDR5x
Transfer rate: 8533 MT/s
Capacity: Up to 64 GB
Bandwidth: 136 GB/s
Bit Width: 16-bit
Number of Channels: 8
Storage SD: SD v3.0
SSD/NVMe Interface: NVMe SSD over PCIe Gen 4
UFS: UFS 4.0
Display Display Processing Unit (DPU) Name:
Qualcomm® Adreno™ DPU
Max. On-Device Display Resolution: eDP v1.4b, up to
UHD120 HDR10
Max. External Display Resolution: DP v1.4 – 3
displays, up to UHD60 HDR10, 2 displays 5K60
VPU Video Processing Unit (VPU) Name:
Qualcomm® Adreno™ VPU
Encode: 4K60 10-bit encode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), AV1
Decode: 4K120 10-bit decode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), VP9, AV1
Concurrency: 4K60 decode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), VP9, AV1 / 2x 4K30 encode –
H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
Camera Image Signal Processor Name:
Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP
Dual 18-bit ISPs
Always-sensing ISP
Dual Camera: 2x 36 MP
Single Camera: Up to 64 MP
Video Capture: 4K HDR
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™
7800 System
Generations: Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6
Standards: 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n,
802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Spectral Bands: 6 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Spatial Streams: Up to 4
Peak QAM: 4K QAM
Features: Passpoint, 8×8 Sounding, TDLS, Wi-Fi
QoS Management, Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity,
Wi-Fi Location, OFDMA (UL/DL), Miracast, Target
Wake Time, Voice-Enterprise, MU-MIMO (UL/
DL), Multi-Link Operation (MLO), High-band
Simultaneous (HBS)
Specification Version: Bluetooth 5.4
Bluetooth Connection Technology: Bluetooth LE
M.2. Interface: WiFi M.2. card over PCIe Gen 3
USB USB Specification Version: USB 4.0
Interface Type: 3x USB-C
3x USB4, 2x USB3.2 Gen2, 1x eUSB2

Windows PCs based on Snapdragon X Elite are expected to be released in mid-2024.

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