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Snapdragon 7c and 8c Processors

December 5, 2019.

Snapdragon 8c.

Snapdragon 8c. © Qualcomm.

At its Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the chip builder Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 7c and 8c, two new processors inaugurating a new line of ARM chips for Windows laptops. The 8c is positioned as the successor to the Snapdragon 850 processor, Qualcomm’s second-generation ARM Windows chip, while the 7c is an all-new entry-level chip for the lower-cost Windows laptops. The 8c will offer up to 30% improved performance over the Snapdragon 850, featuring a Kryo 490 CPU, an Adreno 675 GPU and an integrated X24 LTE modem for connectivity. Manufacturers will also be able to pair it with an X55 5G modem. The cheaper 7c is naturally less powerful, with an octa-core Kryo 468 CPU, an Adreno 618 GPU and an X15 LTE modem (no 5G option).

Circuit Breaker, Chaim Gartenberg, “Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8c and 7c processors will power cheaper ARM laptops.”