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Around this time last year, Qualcomm announced its 7nm Snapdragon 8cx platform to empower Windows 10 on ARM Always Connected PCs (ACPC). Since that time, Samsung announced the Galaxy Book S powered by the chip, while Microsoft recently released the Surface Pro X which uses a modified version (Microsoft SQ1). While the Snapdragon 8cx is aimed at the high-end of the convertible market, Qualcomm is expanding the family with two lower-cost entries: the Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c. Like the Snapdragon 8cx, these new Windows 10-centric SoCs feature integrated 4G LTE connectivity to power Always Connected PCs with all-day battery life. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5g 2-In-1 Laptop Reference... Read more...
Microsoft announced its Surface Pro X back in early October, and it first went on sale earlier this month. The convertible has been praised for its thin and light design, as well as its large 13-inch display. However, there have been serious questions raised about overall performance from the Arm-based Microsoft SQ1 SoC and the app compatibly. While the Surface Pro X can run native ARM64 apps in Windows 10 and 32-bit x86 app via emulation, it cannot run 64-bit x86 apps in emulation. That may change very soon according to a new report from Neowin. The publication says that although Qualcomm stated that 64-bit x86 emulation was never in the cards for its SoCs -- the SQ1 is an... Read more...
Here it is folks; the bulk of the Surface hardware that we're expecting Microsoft to announce on at its event on Wednesday. Thanks to multiple tweets from gadget leaker Evan Blass, we have a look at the 13- and 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 along with the Surface Pro 7 and the new ARM-powered Surface. Starting off with the Surface Laptop 3, as previously reported, the laptop will be available in both 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. Blass posted renders of both, which share a common design language. One noted difference compared to the previous Surface Laptop 2 is that there is no Alcantara fabric covering the keyboard deck (which was also alluded to last week).  Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch)... Read more...
Today might have been the moment in the spotlight for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 family of flagship smartphones, but the South Korean electronics giant had another trick up its sleeve as well. The company officially announced the Galaxy Book S Always Connected Windows 10 PC, which first leaked last week. Unlike most notebooks available today which run on x86-64 processors made by either Intel or AMD, the Galaxy Book S makes uses of Qualcomm's most potent PC-centric ARM processor: the Snapdragon 8cx. The Snapdragon 8cx in this particular device is an 8-core processor with four high-power cores clocked at 2.84GHz and four low-power cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Samsung isn't giving... Read more...
Qualcomm first gave us a taste of its new PC-centric Snapdragon 8cx SoC back in late December, and touted its performance chops with benchmarks against an Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake-R) processor late last month. We’re now getting word that Microsoft may be eying the Snapdragon 8cx design as an option for future Surface devices. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard about an ARM SoC being destined for a Surface product. The Surface Go was rumored to use an ARM processor until Intel made Microsoft an offer that it couldn’t refuse. According to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, the company has been working closely with Qualcomm... Read more...
Qualcomm has been talking a big game when it comes to its upcoming octa-core Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform which will power Windows 10 notebooks and convertibles. In fact, Qualcomm thinks that the 7nm SoC has the muscle to go toe-to-toe with x86-64 Core processors from Intel, which is something that we couldn't say for the preceding Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 platforms for Windows 10 PCs. Today, Qualcomm is backing up that talk with some actual benchmark numbers, and things are looking very promising. Qualcomm has picked the Core i5-8250U (Kaby Lake Refresh) as the primary competition for the Snapdragon 8cx. The Core i5-8250U is a quad-core processor (8 threads) with a... Read more...
It's been a while since we've talked about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx platform for Windows 10 PCs. Like the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 that came before it, the 7nm Snapdragon 8cx is a rather peculiar platform in that it is based on ARM architecture rather than an Intel- or AMD-based x86-64 platform. Today, we're witnessing the announcement of the world's very first 5G-enabled PC, and it of course comes packing the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. It's Lenovo’s Project Limitless and it takes the form of a 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 PC. Lenovo Project Limitless Looking at the device, it seems like a pretty standard-fare convertible design that would fit neatly... Read more...
Microsoft and Qualcomm are really pushing to get customers interested in ARM-powered Windows 10 machines. There’s no question that the Windows 10 scene is currently dominated by x86-64 processors from Intel and AMD, but ARM-powered systems promise to offer enough muscle for consumers to handle everyday tasks while delivering unmatched battery life. But in order to win customers over, there needs to be an abundance of native apps for the Windows 10 on ARM platform to deliver on the performance front. To that end Mozilla announced today that it has released a beta of the native ARM64 version of its popular Firefox browser. That means that if you’re running a Windows 10 device that... Read more...
Qualcomm is combining one of its most powerful 64-bit SoCs with its latest innovations in 5G mobility to deliver what it calls the world’s first commercial 5G PC platform. At the heart of this new platform is the company’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which was first announced back in December 2018. The Snapdragon 8cx is Qualcomm’s first real credible challenge to Intel dominance in the laptop/2-in-1 convertible market and is built on the latest 7-nanometer process technology. The SoC employs an octa-core Kryo 495 CPU configuration and a new Adreno 680 GPU, which is said to double the performance of the GPU found in the Snapdragon 850 SoC, while offering... Read more...
Qualcomm is making a hard push into traditional laptop territory through the Windows on ARM initiative that it and Microsoft kicked off a couple of years ago. The company's latest effort on the hardware side is its new Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. We were able to see the new platform in action at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on a couple of pre-production laptops. You may recall that the first Windows on ARM devices ran on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, followed by its Snapdragon 850 SoC. The Snapdragon 8cx represents a new naming convention to help differentiate Qualcomm's computing and smartphone products, the latter of which the company pretty much dominates.... Read more...
The final day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit is wrapping up, which means that the chip company is saving the best for last. Well, that is if you've been following the whole Windows on ARM initiative that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been pushing for the past two years. Qualcomm just unveiled the latest product in a series that started off with the Snapdragon 835 and was then succeeded by the Snapdragon 850. Meet the new Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. This represents a new naming convention for Qualcomm, and should help to differentiate its PC computing efforts from its other solutions in the smartphone market where the company has a much stronger foothold.... Read more...