Snapdragon X Elite vs Apple M3: Here are some of the key comparisons

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Snapdragon X Elite vs Apple M3 has been the talk of the town recently, as Apple dropped a bomb of announcements during its recent Scary Fast event. If true, the latest chip boasts an impressive battery life of 22 hours — and it’s not the only impressive thing so far.

The new Apple M3 lineup comes in three different chips: the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. It’ll power the new MacBook Pro, and some versions of it even come with stunning space matte black color options.

Snapdragon X Elite, on the other hand, has partnered up with a lot of Windows laptops’ OEMs. The star-studded list includes Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Honor, Lenovo, Microsoft Surface, Samsung, and Mi.

But, which one is better, you may ask? Here’s a table of some of the key comparisons between Snapdragon X Elite vs Apple M3, the original.

Snapdragon X Elite vs Apple M3: Key comparisons

Snapdragon X Elite Apple M3
CPU Qualcomm Oryon CPU

• 64-bit
• 12 cores, up to 3.8 GHz
• Single and Dual-Core Boost, up to 4.3 GHz

Apple CPU

• 64-bit
• 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores
• 4 efficiency cores

GPU Qualcomm Adreno GPU

• Up to 4.6 TFLOPs API Support: DX12
• No ray-tracing support

• 10?core GPU
• Hardware-accelerated ray tracing
Memory support LPDDR5x
Up to 64 GB
Number of Channels: 8

8GB unified memory
Configurable to 16GB or 24GB

Wireless support Wi-Fi 7
Bluetooth 5.4

Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3

Process node 4nm



Though, if we compare it to the M2, then Qualcomm’s latest tech is superior. According to the Geekbench benchmark, the chip scores 2780 in single-core score and 14029 in multi-core score, compared to M2’s 2677 in single-core, although it wins by 14765 in multi-score.