Qualcomm will announce its new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 chipset for notebooks and high-end tablets. It is tipped to be better than the apple M series chipset and it’s already been tested internally by Qualcomm. The chipset is expected to debut in 2024 and it’s codenamed Hamoa.
There are rumors that the chipset will feature 3 high-performance cores clocked at 3.4 GHz and 4 energy-efficient cores clocked at 2.5 GHz. The cores will be based on Nuvia Phoenix-based Oryon cores. Qualcomm will also test different variations and combinations before shipping it out to Notebook manufacturers.
It is expected that the chipset will support up to 64GB LPDDR5X RAM at 4200MHz. Multitasking and running intensive apps will be smooth using the chipset. The chipset will come with 36MB of L2 cache because each of the 4 cores of the chip is a block, and a block is 12MB of L2 cache. It is also expected that the chip will feature 8MB of L3 cache, 12MB of system-level cache, and 4MB of GPU cache.
The GPU is expected to be the Adreno 740 with DirectX 12, DirectML, OpenCl, and Vulkan 1.3 libraries. It will also have the power to drive a single 5K display and two 4K displays at the same time.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 More Specifications
The chipset will support 4K@120 FPS decoding and 4K@60 FPS encoding using the AV1 codec. Video editors will have fun while editing on any notebook powered by the processor. It will also support a standalone GPU via PCIe 4. In terms of AI performance, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 will use a powerful Hexagon Tensor NPU that delivers 45 TOPS of theoretical AI performance.
There are also rumors that Qualcomm is working with Microsoft and Adobe to make AI more useful on Windows. This is to make it more powerful and efficient. It will support UFS 4.0, NVMe, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, and Wi-Fi 7 among others. This is going to be a new standard for future notebooks and it’s going to be ideal for power users and professionals.
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