Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon X Plus platform for laptops

Vlad, 24 April 2024

Following a couple of recent leaks, today Qualcomm has taken the wraps off the Snapdragon X Plus platform for laptops. This is a step down from the Snapdragon X Elite, featuring a 10-core Oryon CPU clocked at up to 3.4 GHz (vs. 12-core in the Elite) and up to 64GB of RAM with 135 GB/s bandwidth.

The X Plus does however have a 45 TOPS NPU, which Qualcomm bills as the world's fastest NPU for laptops. The X Plus is expected to deliver "exceptional performance, long battery life, and industry-leading on-device AI capabilities".

Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon X Plus platform for laptops

Speaking of which, Qualcomm demonstrated code generation in Visual Studio Code from Codegen (generating fresh code instantly with on-device AI), music generation in Audacity using Riffusion on-device AI to generate new music from prompts or pre-existing music, and live captions in OBS Studio, providing automatic translation of 100 spoken languages into live captions in 100 languages using Whisper on-device, in real-time during livestreams.

Laptops using the chip (along with the X Elite) should appear "from leading global OEMs" starting around the middle of this year.

Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon X Plus platform for laptops

The Oryon CPU in the X Plus delivers 37% faster performance compared to some unnamed competitors, while also consuming up to 54% less power. The chip supports LPDDR5x, has 42MB total cache, and is built on a 4nm process. The X Plus supports 3 external displays all at 4K HDR (but at 60 Hz maximum), and it comes with Wi-Fi 7 support, Bluetooth 5.4, an advanced camera ISP, and "immersive lossless audio".



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 07 May 2024
  • sgj

As win 8 arm was to eradicate x86 already more than ten years ago. It's all snake oil... Many win libs DLL drivers are x86 and will never ever be ported ( compatibility issue mostly, or ms has lost source code haha) Also x86 is not really ci...

End of X86 era in mobile devices is coming upon us. Windows 12 will be designed around Arm from the box.

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  • 26 Apr 2024
  • CbF

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