The day after launching the latest flagship chipset for Android smartphones, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 and Snapdragon 7c + Gen3 computing platforms for PC at the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021. A slim fanless laptop that requires both performance and battery efficiency. Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3, on the other hand, is targeted at entry-level Windows laptops or Chromebooks. American chipmakers have also announced the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform for handheld devices. The company also announced a partnership with Razer to announce the first Snapdragon G3x handheld game developer kit as a reference design for developers.
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8c x Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 computers will be available in the first half of 2022, the company said. On the other hand, the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Game Developer Kit is already available to developers. According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the first 5nm platform for Windows PCs and Chromebooks.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
The new chip (Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3) is said to improve performance by up to 85% and performance per watt by up to 60% compared to the “competitive x86 platform”. In addition, artificial intelligence is said to be three times higher. (AI) Performance of Snapdragon 8cx Gen2 released in September 2020. The chip comes with a Kyro CPU and a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The company hasn’t disclosed the exact CPU and GPU model, but claims to have a new GPU. , Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 supports full HD games with 120FPS frame rate.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 comes with Qualcomm’s Hexagon processor along with the Qualcomm Sensing Hub for machine learning. In addition, to enhance video conferencing, Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 also supports HDR camera quality up to 4K and up to 4 different camera sensors.
The new chip also comes with a Snpdragon X65 5G modem for 5G connectivity, supporting download speeds up to 10Gbps. Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth v5.1 are also supported.
Qualcomm has enabled Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 to support Microsoft Secure Core PCs. There is also a dedicated computer vision processor for continuous authentication. It is claimed that the system can automatically restrict access when the user leaves the machine. The overall combination of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is said to deliver up to 25 hours or more of battery life on a single charge.
Snapdragon 7c + Gen3 specifications and features
Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 for entry-level Windows PCs and Chromebooks is based on the 6nm process. The chip is said to offer up to 60% faster CPU performance and up to 70% better GPU performance than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2. The Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 also comes with Qualcomm’s AI engine, which is said to provide AI performance. Up to 6.5 tera operation / sec (TOPS) progress. The Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 also brings 5G connectivity to entry-level devices with Qualcomm’s integrated Snapdragon X535G modem-RF system.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c + Gen3 also comes with FastConnect 6700, which offers Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E supporting speeds up to 2.9Gbps. Bluetooth v5.2 is also supported. Qualcomm also enables Windows 11 on Snapdragon 7c + Gen3 to bring the latest Windows to everyone.
Qualcomm has also launched the Snapdragon G3x Gen1 chip specifically designed for mobile gamers who want to play Android games, cloud gaming library content, and streaming games from the console or PC. The Snapdragon G3x Gen1 is paired with the Adreno GPU for a frame rate of 144fps and 10-bit HDR support. The chip also includes the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E connections. Gamers can also take advantage of 5G support via the Snapdragon G3x Gen1.
To enhance the experience, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 includes Snapdragon sound technology, which is said to provide high quality audio output with low latency. The chip also supports AKSys for precise touch using the built-in controller in various games. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 supports multi-screen and also has the ability to connect to an XR viewer via USB Type-C.
Snapdragon G3x Handheld Game Developer Kit
In addition, the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Game Developer Kit, built in partnership with Razer, uses the same chips to help developers build new experiences. This is a device with a 6.55-inch OLED display that supports Full HD + resolution and 10-bit HDR. There is also a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Developer Kit also comes with a 5-megapixel webcam with two microphones to allow gamers to stream or capture their experiences while playing their favorite games. 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E are also supported. In addition, there are 4-way speakers along with Snapdragon Sound to provide an enhanced audio experience.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 chips, for laptops, gaming devices launched
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