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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap

Thursday December 6, 2018. 10:00 PM , from PC World
Qualcomm’s efforts to put its Snapdragon chips into PCs have historically run into one major obstacle: The performance simply isn’t competitive with that of chips from Intel and AMD. Now Qualcomm is trying again, with what it’s calling an “extreme” version of the Snapdragon: the Snapdragon 8cx. Qualcomm’s promising that the 8cx will offer the equivalent performance of the competition’s 15-watt processor offerings—though it’s not saying which one. (Intel’s U-series Core chips consume 15 watts.) At the same time, Qualcomm is promising more of its traditional strength: an incredible 25 hours of battery life, plus support for niceties like LPDDR4X memory, NVMe SSDs, USB 3.1, and four PCI Express lanes. There’s Qualcomm QuickCharge, too.To read this article in full, please click here
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3325329/components/qualcomms-snapdragon-8cx-for-pcs-aims-to-overcome...

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