Qualcomm has introduced the first 7-nanometer processors for computers, outperforming Intel, which has not even switched to manufacturing CPUs with less than 10 nanometers. If we were to talk about a market-leading processor manufacturer for computers, then we’d think about Intel or AMD. However, Qualcomm, which is the leading chipset producer for mobile devices, wants to change that with its new Snapdragon 8cx.
Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s First 7-nanometer Processor For Computers
That is not the first time Qualcomm has worked on a computer processor, having already tried it with the Snapdragon 850, which offered remarkable autonomy and sufficient power for most user tasks. However, the Snapdragon 8cx is not an evolution of this processor, but a revolution, as it has been entirely thought out and created for computers.
Qualcomm mentions that its new chip is designed to be very powerful, and although there are no official benchmark tests to reveal it better than other Intel or AMD processors, the firm has announced that it should be twice as fast and 60% more efficient compared to the Snapdragon 850.
As regarding autonomy, the Snapdragon 8cx will be able to offer up to 25 hours of battery use, and will be compatible with the Quick Charge 4+ fast charging system. As for the connectivity, computers with this processor will carry an X24 modem for LTE connections up to 2Gbps, but at the moment there is no information about support for 5G networks.
When Would Snapdragon 8cx Become Available?
Qualcomm has also announced that they are working with different companies like Mozilla to release Firefox on an ARM64 version, and many other developers will do the same to make several native options available.
The first computers with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx would arrive at the beginning of 2019, but we do not know with which manufacturers Qualcomm partnered up or at what prices.