Earlier this week, Qualcomm officially unveiled the initial hardware details of the upcoming Snapdragon X Elite, marking the first version of their all-new Snapdragon X series PC CPU. Moreover, the company has now confirmed that at least nine PC manufacturers will adopt the SnapdragonX Elite in their upcoming Windows laptops.
This list was disclosed on the second day of the 2023 Qualcomm Summit, which was broadcast live on Wednesday. As the presentation neared its conclusion, a slide displayed the PC manufacturers that will utilize the Snapdragon X Elite CPU. Microsoft is also among the companies that will incorporate the new Arm processor in one or more of their future versions of Surface laptops and tablets. The company had previously adopted Arm-based CPUs in the Surface Pro 9 5G and Surface Pro X tablets.
Other PC OEM manufacturers that will join forces with Microsoft in integrating the Snapdragon X Elite chip into their upcoming laptops or tablets include Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Honor, Lenovo, Samsung, and Xiaomi. These companies represent the majority of major personal computer manufacturers, ensuring Qualcomm’s new CPU can proliferate in the PC market.
The Snapdragon X Elite CPU includes 12 high-performance cores, with a max clock speed of 3.8GHz. Qualcomm suggests that 1-2 of these cores can go up to 4.3 GHz. Qualcomm’s charts show the CPU outperforming Intel’s i7-1360P and i7-1355U chips while using 68% less power.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite will also integrate an Adreno GPU, AI-focused neural processing units, a 5G modem, and Wi-Fi 7 hardware. Scheduled to start shipping in mid-2024, the initial batch of personal computers featuring the Snapdragon X Elite.