Qualcomm, the biggest mobile chip supplier on Thursday officially further expanded its reach to the PC market by announcing a new line of chips that will be designed dedicatedly for Windows 10 PCs. The company took wraps off the latest chipset – Snapdragon 8cx at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018. The Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm have been extensively used in several mobile phones from Google, Samsung, OnePlus and various other phone makers. Qualcomm Technology Summit 2018: OnePlus Could Release First Commerical 5G Smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC By First Half of 2019.
The newly announced Snapdragon 8xc is the successor to Snadragon 850, which was basically a modified version of Snapdragon 845 intended for mobile phones only. However, the new 8cx is the Qualcomm’s is the first SoC designed dedicatedly for Windows 10 PCs. Built on a 7nm process, the company will be initiating the shipping of new 8cx globally by Q3, 2019.
The company is referring Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform as World’s firs 7nm PC platform that will proffer ‘new form factors in the always-on, always-connected category’. Moreover, the new 8cx comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU along with Adreno 680 GPU along with memory interface of 128 bit.
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Supporting USB 3.1 over Type C and third generation PCI-E, the users will be able to connect two 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors to their Snapdragon 8cx enabled devices, claims Qualcomm. Moreover, the new chip also supports Quick Charge 4+ as well as Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Pre-Registration Page Goes Live on Amazon Ahead of India Launch
The chips from Qualcomm are powered by technology from Softbank group corp-controlled Arm holdings. Moreover, several companies such as Amazon Web service are focusing on the development of ARM-base chips that will be suitable for data centres. With Qualcomm and other chip suppliers entering into the market, Intel’s supremacy in the data centre business is expected to be challenged like never before.