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Second generation Snapdragon 8cx

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. © Qualcomm.

Qualcomm has announced the arrival of a new version of the Snapdragon 8cx, its ARM processor for Windows laptops. Of course, it provides significant performance gains over its predecessor and, according to the manufacturer, it is 18% more powerful than Intel’s 10th generation Core i5. The 8cx Gen 2 also provides efficiency gains, with Qualcomm promising not only a whole day’s worth of work off a single charge, but also over 25 continuous hours of use, enough for “multiple days of battery life” — an impressive achievement. The new 8cx Gen 2 also features built-in support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, and support for dual 4K external monitors at 60fps. Qualcomm says to expect the first 8cx Gen 2 5G devices to be out later this year, starting with the Acer Spin 7, which was announced alongside the new chipset (and will also be Acer’s first 5G computer).

The Verge, Chaim Gartenberg, “Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 2 5G processor promises a new wave of better ARM-based laptops.”


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by Laurent Gloaguen.
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