Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 Debut for Next-Gen Laptops, Chromebooks


Qualcomm on Thursday expanded its portfolio of silicon powering Always On, Always Connected PCs by introducing the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 compute platforms at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is specifically designed for premium, ultra- Slim fanless laptops that require both performance and battery efficiency. The Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3, on the other hand, is aimed at entry-level Windows laptops and Chromebooks. In addition to the new Snapdragon chips for notebooks, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform for handheld gaming devices. It partnered with Razer to unveil the first Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit as a reference design for developers.

The devices powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 will launch in the first half of 2022. Qualcomm said. On the other hand, the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit is now available for developers.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Specifications

Qualcomm claimed that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the world’s first 5nm platform for Windows PCs and Chromebooks. The new chip is said to deliver up to 85 percent generational performance upgrades and 60 percent better performance per watt over “competitive x86 platforms.” Additionally, it is claimed to have more than three times the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 He was launched last September.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is believed to be the world’s first 5nm platform for Windows PCs and Chromebooks
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The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 includes a Kryo CPU and a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. However, the company has not revealed the exact model. However, it claims that using the new GPU, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 supports gaming at 120fps frame rate as well as Full-HD. It is also claimed that users are optimized to play the game by 50 percent as compared to competing platforms.

Qualcomm has integrated its Hexagon processor with Qualcomm Sensing Hub for machine learning processes. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 also features a new Qualcomm Spectra ISP, which is claimed to offer better camera start-up times, allowing users to start video conferences up to 15 percent faster than the previous generation. In addition, there is a new 3A solution to offer autofocus, auto white balance and auto exposure. The chip also houses Qualcomm noise and echo cancellation technology for a better video conferencing experience.

To enhance video conferences, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 also supports 4K HDR camera quality and four different camera sensors.

The chip houses the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System for 5G connectivity and offers peak download speeds of up to 10Gbps. Manufacturers can also opt for Snapdragon X55 or Snapdragon X62 modems. You’ll also get Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e as well as Bluetooth v5.1 support.

Qualcomm has enabled the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 to support Microsoft secured-core PCs. There is also a camera security framework with support windows hello A dedicated computer vision processor for login and continuous authentication. The latter is claimed to enable the system to automatically restrict access when a user leaves their machine.

The overall combination on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is rated to deliver over 25 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 Specifications

Based on a 6nm process, the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 is designed for low-cost laptops and Chromebooks. The chip is claimed to deliver up to 60 percent faster CPU performance and up to 70 percent faster GPU performance upgrades snapdragon 7c gen 2, It also comes with a Qualcomm AI Engine which is claimed to deliver AI performance advancement of up to 6.5 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS). Furthermore, it offers 5G connectivity in the entry-level segment using the integrated Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF system.

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The Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 is claimed to deliver up to 60 percent faster CPU performance than its predecessor
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The Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 also comes with FastConnect 6700 that supports Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E with speeds of up to 2.9Gbps. There is also support for Bluetooth v5.2.

Qualcomm has enabled support for windows 11 On Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 to bring the latest Windows experience to the masses. The chip also has an integrated Qualcomm Spectra ISP with support for up to three cameras at a resolution of 22-megapixel, or a single camera at up to 64 megapixels. There is also 4K HDR video recording support.

Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Specifications

The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is specifically designed for mobile gamers who want to play Android games, content from a cloud gaming library, and stream games from their home console or PC – all with access to Android apps. It is equipped with Adreno GPU to enable 144fps frame rate and 10-bit HDR support. The chip also has Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e connectivity. Gamers can also get 5G support via the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1.

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Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 comes with Adreno GPU to enable 144fps frame rate and 10-bit HDR support
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For a better experience, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 includes Snapdragon sound technology. It claims to provide low-latency and high-quality audio output. The chip also has support for AKSys for precise touch using the company’s various games built-in controllers.

The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 also has multi-screen support, as well as the ability to tether the XR Viewer via USB Type-C. The platform-powered device can also serve as a companion controller to a 4K TV.

Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit Specifications

With the Snapdragon G3x chip, Qualcomm has tied up with Razer To bring the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit that uses the same chip to help developers create new experiences. The device comes with a 6.65-inch OLED display with full-HD+ resolution and 10-bit HDR support. It also includes a 120Hz refresh rate.

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The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Handheld Gaming Developer Kit packs a 6.65-inch full-HD+ OLED display
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The developer kit also comes with a 5-megapixel webcam with two microphones so gamers can stream their games or capture their expressions while playing their favorite games. It has 5G as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e support. Additionally, there are four-way speakers with Snapdragon sound to offer a better audio experience.

Min-Liang Tan, Razer’s Co-Founder and CEO, said, “Together, Qualcomm Technologies and Razer will forge ahead with new and innovative solutions that push the limits of fidelity and quality available in portable gaming, enhancing the experience of these games.” change the way.” , in a statement.


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