Qualcomm on Thursday expanded its ever-present, all-time Silicon PC portfolio by showcasing the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 computing platforms at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 has been specially designed for you. Performance and battery efficiency.
Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3, on the other hand, targets Windows laptops and entry-level Chromebooks. In addition to the new Snapdragon chip for laptops, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform for portable gaming devices. It has partnered with Razer to unveil the first Snapdragon G3x handheld game development kit as a benchmark design for developers.
Qualcomm says devices powered by Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 will launch in the first half of 2022. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Game Development Kit is now available to developers.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Specification
Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the world’s first 5nm platform for Windows PC and Chromebook. The new chip is also known to offer up to 85% improvement in generation performance and 60% better performance per watt compared to the “competitor x86 platform”. In addition, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, launched in September last year, is said to provide three times more artificial intelligence (AI) performance.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 has a Kryo processor and a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. However, the company has not released the exact model. However, they claim that using the new GPU, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 supports full HD gaming with frame rates up to 120 fps. It is also claimed that it has been optimized to allow users to play the game for 50% longer than competing platforms.
Qualcomm has integrated its Hexagon processor with Qualcomm Sensing Hub for machine learning process. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 also features a new Qualcomm Spectra ISP, which offers better camera startup time, allowing users to start video conferencing 15% faster than previous generations. Also, there is a new 3A solution to offer autofocus, automatic white balance and automatic exposure. The chip features Qualcomm noise and echo cancellation technology for a better video conferencing experience.
To enhance video conferencing, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 also supports 4K HDR camera quality and four different camera sensors.
The chip has a Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF system for 5G connectivity and offers a maximum download speed of 10 Gbit / s. Manufacturers can choose a Snapdragon X55 or a Snapdragon X62 modem. You get Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e as well as Bluetooth v5.1 support.
Qualcomm has enabled Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 to support Microsoft secure-core PCs. Windows Hello has a camera protection framework with sign-in support and a dedicated computer vision processor for uninterrupted authentication. The latter allows the system to automatically restrict access when a user is expected to leave their machine.
The overall combination of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is designed to give up to 25 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Based on the Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 specification
6nm process, the Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 is designed for low-cost laptops and Chromebooks. The chip offers 60% faster CPU performance and up to 70% faster GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2. It comes with a Qualcomm AI engine that delivers powerful results. Improved AI performance up to 6.5 tera operation per second (TOPS). Additionally, it provides 5G connectivity in the entry-level segment using the integrated Snapdragon X53 5G modem-RF system.
The Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 also comes with Wi-Fi 6, FastConnect 6700 and Wi-Fi 6E speeds up to 2.9 Gbps. There is also support for Bluetooth v5.2.
Qualcomm has enabled Windows 11 support on Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 to bring the latest Windows experience to the public. The chip has a built-in Qualcomm Spectra ISP that supports three cameras at 22-megapixel resolution or a single camera up to 64-megapixel. There is also support for 4K HDR video recording.
Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Specification
The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is specifically designed for mobile gamers who want to play Android games, cloud game library content, and stream games from their home console or PC while accessing the Android app. , It is equipped with Adreno GPU to enable 144 fps frame rate and 10-bit HDR support. The chip contains Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e connection. Gamers can also take advantage of 5G support via Snapdragon G3x Gen 1.