Snapdragon X Elite: PC OEM partners announced

Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon X Elite, the company’s latest 4nm System-on-a-Chip with a 12-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU and an integrated Qualcomm Adreno GPU for PCs yesterday. It also announced PCs powered by the Snapdragon X Elite processor will roll out starting mid-2024.

Today, it has announced several PC OEM partners will use the Snapdragon X Elite chip in their laptops. These include HP, Acer, ASUS, Dell, HONOR, Lenovo, Microsoft Surface, Samsung and Xiaomi.

Lenovo said that it will launch premium laptops powered by Snapdragon X Elite.

Yang Yuanqing, Chairman & CEO, Lenovo, said:

Our consumers and commercial customers will be able to utilize this powerful performance, long battery life, and on-device generative AI to enjoy the best experience and achieve the highest productivity. Together, Lenovo and Qualcomm Technologies will bring the next generation of AI experiences to our users.

Pavan Davaluri, Corporate Vice President, Windows & Devices, Microsoft, said:

Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies have a long history together, and that collaboration has only become stronger over the years. We are building Windows to be the destination for the best AI experiences, and powerful NPUs, like the ones we’re creating, work with our Windows 11 AI ecosystem to change the way people experience AI for the better

As we look forward to the future with Snapdragon X Elite and Windows 11, we will deliver faster and better performance, and emulation will get more efficient.

Matthew Leem, VP, Brand Marketing Group & Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung, said:

Samsung couldn’t be more excited for Snapdragon X Elite. Together, we’ve been delivering world-class experiences, including leading performance per watt, groundbreaking AI features, and lightning fast 5G. With Snapdragon X Elite, we will enable our customers to push their imagination to the limit by tapping into transformative on-device intelligence for intuitive productivity assistance and automated workflows. With incredible battery life, users will be able to navigate demanding workflows with ease and be more efficient, collaborative, and creative than ever.

Qualcomm said that it has worked with several companies to optimize Snapdragon X Elite for their software and hardware.

Davinci Resolve is coming to ARM-powered Windows laptops

BlackMagic Design has also confirmed that it will launch Davinci Resolve for ARM-based Windows devices in 2024. The company said that it has been working with Qualcomm to optimize Davinci Resolve for the Snapdragon X Elite.

Davinci Resolve’s Magic Mask is 1.7x faster in Snapdragon X Elite than the premium 12-Core processor with an integrated GPU on Windows, and it is 3x faster in Snapdragon X Elite when running on NPU compared to the same processor, claims the company.

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