Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon X Plus Platform for Laptops

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X Plus, enhancing mobile computing with advanced CPU and AI capabilities.

  • Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X Plus, enhancing mobile computing with advanced CPU and AI capabilities.
  • The platform boasts the Qualcomm Oryon CPU for improved performance and efficiency, along with the Hexagon NPU for AI-driven applications.
  • Snapdragon X Plus aims to revolutionize the PC industry, offering enhanced user experiences and AI-powered features.

Qualcomm unveils its latest innovation, the Snapdragon X Plus platform, designed to elevate mobile computing to new heights. At the core of the platform lies the Qualcomm Oryon CPU, delivering a significant 37% boost in performance while consuming 54% less power compared to competitors. This breakthrough in CPU efficiency sets the stage for more powerful and energy-efficient laptops.

One of the standout features of the Snapdragon X Plus is its integration of the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, capable of handling a staggering 45 TOPS (Trillions of Operations Per Second). This makes it the fastest NPU for laptops, enabling advanced AI-driven applications and experiences. Kedar Kondap, Senior Vice President at Qualcomm, expressed enthusiasm about the platform’s potential to revolutionize the PC industry, offering users access to cutting-edge AI capabilities and enhanced performance.

During the launch event, Qualcomm showcased several AI-optimized applications powered by the Snapdragon X Plus, including code generation in Visual Studio Code, music generation in Audacity, and live captions in OBS Studio. With OEMs expected to unveil laptops powered by Snapdragon X Plus in mid-2024, the platform promises to reshape the landscape of mobile computing, delivering unparalleled performance and AI-driven features to users worldwide.