At IFA 2020, Qualcomm announced it was a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G computing platform – intended to be thinner, lighter, and more connected to 2-in-1 laptops – and whether Snapdragon laptops would eventually compete with AMD and Intel hardware Can?
While earlier Snapdragon-based laptops have shown promise, they have lagged behind higher prices and lower performance than regular Intel and AMD laptops.
Snapdragon 8cx, Qualcomm’s first dedicated platform for computers (targeted primarily at other devices such as mobile devices such as smartphones) has done a good job of bridging the gap, and it appears that Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, which Qualcomm has Promised, which is designed to enable groundbreaking 5G computer experiences in the industry “will make Windows more attractive on Snapdragon devices.”
With more people working at home than before, the laptop, which, in the words of Miguel Nunes, Qualcomm’s senior director of product management, could be a hit.
Nunes says that “remote work is a new reality,” a multi-day battery to accelerate the need for thin, lightweight, and permanently mobile PCs equipped with Superfast 5G cellular and Wi-Fi 6, as well as to increase productivity with life. “.
So what kind of improvement can we expect? According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G delivers more system-wide performance and more than 50% battery life compared to a similar competitor. While Qualcomm is somewhat unclear as to which products it compares, it is up to 18% better overall system performance than a device with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 15W TDP.
According to Qualcomm, there is a 51% performance improvement on “Hybrid Core i5” systems with 7W TDP – the same thermal design power as the 8cx Gen 2.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 also supports 5G connectivity with maximum speeds of up to 7.5Gbps.
Wi-Fi 6, the latest wireless standard is also supported. It is great to see the latest connection technology supported, and this should mean that when you are abroad (and in a location with a 5G connection), you should get data speeds that exceed a competitor or most home broadband connections.
Audio and visual capabilities have also been improved, and laptops running Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G will benefit from Qualcomm Acoustic Echo and Noise Cancellation (ECNS) technology, which is much better at making video calls and presentations with the laptop’s built-in microphone.
The new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G laptop will also be able to offer better webcams with support up to 4K WebR. You will be able to connect two 4K displays to a laptop using a single Type-C cable and dock.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G also supports Microsoft Secure Core PC and Windows hypervisors, and according to Qualcomm, will “set a new standard for security and management capabilities for enterprises, small businesses and education”.
Qualcomm is collaborating with Acer to release the first Snapdragon laptop with HP, which previously released the Snapdragon-powered HP Envy X2, and the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G-powered device to be launched in late 2020. have hope.
Once they do this, we will contact them to see how much Qualcomm’s new technology will improve.