Qualcomm releases Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
5G support, performance over 10th generation i5
Qualcomm today announced its Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G for PCs, which provides better performance and battery life, supports 5G connections, supports enterprise-level security and AI acceleration, and advanced cameras and Audio technology.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G features:
Performance and energy efficiency
Below are some of the angles touched:
The iterative products of the Snapdragon 8cx platform will bring industry-leading energy efficiency and performance to PC users. The system-level performance and battery life of the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform are more than 50% better than competing solutions, which can better meet the needs of users for equipment. The Snapdragon computing platform also helps PCs achieve multi-day battery life, bringing an always-on and always-connected experience. With the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform, users do not have to sacrifice performance or device life in order to enjoy excellent connectivity and security.
The Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform is the second computing platform launched by Qualcomm Technologies that supports both millimeter wave and 5G connections in frequency bands below 6GHz, providing end users with extremely fast multi-gigabit connection speeds and stability. The Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform also supports Wi-Fi 6. PCs using this platform can not only provide users with the leading connectivity required for office anywhere, anytime, but also ease home network congestion caused by multi-device networking.
Audio and shooting
Users expect to obtain high-quality audio and shooting experience when using top-of-the-line PCs to enhance remote office and remote learning experience. Utilizing Qualcomm Aqstic™ echo cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS) technology, the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform can intelligently focus on the sound from the PC and the user’s environment, thereby providing a clear audio experience.
PC devices supported by the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform can also use high-resolution camera modules. With the mobile imaging technology supported by Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform can support up to 4K HDR quality video shooting and up to 32 million pixel cameras to meet the requirements of video conferencing and real-time streaming.
PCs equipped with the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform can also support dual 4K displays through a Type-C wired docking station to achieve maximum flexibility and productivity.
Using the Qualcomm® artificial intelligence engine AI Engine, the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform will provide an AI acceleration experience for PC devices and bring breakthrough AI performance with extremely high energy efficiency. Users can enjoy a better interactive video conference experience through AI-accelerated eye contact and virtual avatars. The efficient AI processing capabilities supported by the platform also allow developers to innovate in the entire Windows ecosystem.
The Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform will set a new benchmark for the security and management of large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises and the education industry. The always-on and always-connected PC supported by the Snapdragon platform allows IT personnel to manage local functions and security features anytime and anywhere. In addition, the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform also supports Microsoft Secured Core PC and Windows Hypervisor.
According to Qualcomm’s data, the 7W Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 outperforms the 15W 10th-generation Core in overall system performance by 18%, which is 51% higher than the same 7W Intel hybrid architecture processor; in terms of performance per watt, the 7W Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 Super 15W 10th generation Core is 39%, which is 58% higher than the same 7W Intel hybrid architecture processor.
Naijatechnews has learned that PC devices equipped with the Snapdragon 8cx second-generation 5G computing platform are expected to be commercially available later in 2020.