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A new Qualcomm Snapdragon for PC would bring good and bad news

A new Qualcomm Snapdragon for PC would bring good and bad news

The Snapdragon 2021 Summit will begin next week, an event where Qualcomm is expected to announce important news from its mobile SoCs division. What is more, Anticipating news on the rumored Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, which will be the next segment for the brand of Windows 11 laptops.

This slide, remember, is of remarkable importance given the current situation. After Apple validates the ARM architecture on PC, Qualcomm has been highlighted by many, waiting to become Equivalent to Intel In the world of personal computers. That is: it is the default resource for all manufacturers who want to release products with a processor with this architecture.

However, this long-awaited chip may be insufficient in the battle with M1 D Apple, despite reaching the market a year later. In the record history of Geekbench 5, well known StandardAnd he appeared new entry Supposed to be compatible with Lenovo computer with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. The scores are 1010 on the single-core test and 5335 on the multi-core test, numbers far from the 1700 and 7400 that the MacBook Air with an M1 processor got, respectively.

The positive part is that this chip works It will be in the same league as the Intel Core i7-1185G7Existing in computers such as Surface Pro 8 from Microsoft. In other words, it can rival one of the most popular laptop processors from Intel.

To put the supposed ratings of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 in context, this can be compared to other chips:

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