Qualcomm to Deliver 5G to PCs and Gaming Devices
Qualcomm unveiled new chips designed to deliver 5G and advanced camera technology to PCs and gaming devices. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is a new premium processor for laptops and the first platform for Windows PCs to be built using a 5nm process.
Miguel Nunes, senior director of product management at Qualcomm, explained key advances include compatibility for up to four cameras and multi-day battery life. He added that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 delivers similar performance to Intel’s Core i5 processors while running at half the power.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is compatible with Qualcomm’s X55, X62, and X65 5G modem-RF systems. The company predicts devices powered by the chipset will be able to download data at up to 10 Gb/s, mimicking the speeds of its latest smartphone chip. Nunes also highlighted the chip’s GPU delivers 60 percent faster performance than previous generations and is 32 percent faster than the competition.
Qualcomm also unveiled the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 for laptop computers offered at lower price points. It features 5G, Wi-Fi 6/6E, AI acceleration, and multi-day battery life. And the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 for mobile gaming devices offers compatibility with mmWave 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E. Qualcomm and hardware maker Razer demonstrated a handheld console running the chip, explaining the device is meant for developers to use in creating games.