Qualcomm introduced its first processor for laptops
Qualcomm ended the third day of the summit, in which the company has made an unexpected announcement, presenting the world's first processor configured to 7-nm process technology for personal computers. Chipset Snapdragon 8cx differs very high productivity, capable of working with powerful graphics provides long battery life and can be used in computers running Windows 10.
Snapdragon 8cx become a serious application in the personal computer market. The mobile platform is equipped with a GPU Adreno 680, which is two times more powerful than the previous generation. This will add the support of two external monitors with a resolution of 4K. To deal with "difficult" tasks also helps Hesagon coprocessor 650, and under the "hood" of the novelty eight cores Kryo 495 high performance and 10 MB cache in the third level.
A new era of processor
As noted in Qualcomm, Snapdragon 8cx performance comparable to the 15-watt processors, the platform is much more energy efficient - 7 W processors level. At the same time, Qualcomm chipset has an important advantage, because it is not only smaller, but also does not require active cooling.
The future of laptops
Of the features and characteristics of the new items is clear that this will be the perfect processor for notebooks, energy efficient, small, does not require active cooling. On top of this platform supports up to 16 GB and SSD NVMe LPDDR4x RAM, that is, manufacturers can install the SSD with the highest read and write speeds. The solution would be the best for personal computers on Windows (who knows, maybe "will deliver" a built-in cellular module).
In addition, Snapdragon 8cx supports fast charge and work with USB 3.1, which provides transfer rates up to 10 Gbit / s. Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ allow the computer to charge more quickly, and support for voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana can help automate some tasks and to entrust their automation.
As for working with applications, Qualcomm's currently optimizes the most sought-after software among users, so soon they will be able to seamlessly upgrade to the new platform. An interest already expressed some laptop manufacturers (and someone is already testing prototypes), so the first serial device, we can see already in 2019.