Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Specifications
In a recent leak, detailed specifications of Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon X Elite chip have emerged, shedding light on a powerful contender in the world of high-performance processors. This chipset is specially tailored for PCs and marks Qualcomm’s foray into the realm of custom cores with the introduction of Oryon technology, poised to take on Apple’s M-series chips.
The leaked information suggests that the Snapdragon X Elite packs a serious punch, with its CPU and GPU promising to deliver roughly twice the performance of traditional x86 architecture. In terms of GPU capabilities, it outpaces the 96EU Intel Raptor Lake processor, boasting an impressive 4.6 TFLOPS of computing power.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite is part of the “Snapdragon X” series, with the top-end model featuring a 12-core CPU. This SoC also supports LPDDR5X memory, offering a substantial memory bandwidth of 136GB/s, ensuring smooth and efficient multitasking and data handling.
One of the standout features of this chip is its Neural Processing Unit (NPU), offering a remarkable 45 TOPS (trillions of operations per second) of arithmetic power. The unnamed Adreno GPU further enhances the chip’s prowess with 4.6 TFLOPS of arithmetic power, making it suitable for demanding applications and gaming. What’s more, it’s capable of supporting up to three 4K displays simultaneously, suggesting robust connectivity options, possibly including Thunderbolt 4 support.
Another significant feature is the inclusion of a 5G modem, addressing a notable absence in Apple’s M-series Macs. While the report doesn’t specify if the 5G modem is integrated or separate, this addition signifies Qualcomm’s commitment to keeping its products at the forefront of modern connectivity. There is also Wi-Fi 7 connectivity.
The Snapdragon X Elite also delves into the realm of Generative AI, boasting support for 13 billion parameters and 30 Token/s 7B LLM, which makes it a potential powerhouse for AI-related tasks and applications.
Qualcomm is set to unveil the full extent of the Snapdragon X Elite’s capabilities at the Snapdragon Summit in the upcoming week. With these promising leaked specifications, it’s clear that Qualcomm is gearing up to compete fiercely in the high-performance computing market, potentially providing a strong alternative to Apple’s M-series chips. As technology enthusiasts, we eagerly await the official announcement to see how Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite will reshape the landscape of high-performance computing.