Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus 4nm SoC for PC with 10-core Oryon CPU, 5G support announced

Qualcomm Technologies has expanded the Snapdragon X Series platform with the introduction of Snapdragon X Plus.

Snapdragon X Plus

The Snapdragon X Plus boasts the innovative Qualcomm Oryon CPU, providing up to 37% faster CPU performance and up to 54% less power consumption compared to competitors. It is built on 4nm process node and technology.

It’s also equipped to handle AI-driven applications, featuring the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU capable of 45 TOPS, making it the fastest NPU for laptops. This allows for powerful on-device AI applications, promising significant advancements in computing.

To showcase the capabilities of Snapdragon X Plus, Qualcomm Technologies demonstrated new AI-optimized applications and features:

  1. Visual Studio Code now offers Codegen for instant code generation using on-device AI.
  2. Audacity’s Riffusion AI enables music creation from prompts or existing tracks.
  3. OBS Studio’s Whisper AI provides real-time live captions in 100 languages during livestreams.

Snapdragon X Plus provides game-changing performance and efficiency with its 10-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU and Adreno GPU, ensuring smooth multitasking and graphics-intensive tasks with long battery life.

It’s built for AI, featuring the Qualcomm AI Engine and Hexagon NPU, supporting AI productivity tools and enhancing camera and audio features.

The platform offers smarter user experiences with 5G, Wi-Fi 7, and Snapdragon Seamless experience, ensuring smooth connectivity and device switching. It also incorporates Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite for immersive audio experiences.

Other Features: Snapdragon X Plus
  • On-device AI supporting Generative AI at 30 tokens per second
  • Premium integrated GPU for stunning graphics performance.
  • Lightning-fast connectivity with 5G and Wi-Fi 7.
  • Enterprise-grade security features
  • AV1 encode and decode support for streaming up to 4K HDR videos.
  • Lossless audio with Snapdragon Sound™ Technology Suite
  • Support for up to three external UHD monitors.
  • LPDDR5x memory with 135 GB/s bandwidth for faster AI experiences and multitasking.
  • Advanced MIPI camera support for high-quality imaging.

PCs powered by Snapdragon X Plus and Snapdragon X Elite are expected to launch from mid-2024 onwards, and we can expect OEMs to introduce devices at the Computex 2024 in early June.

Commenting on the launch, Kedar Kondap, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Compute and Gaming at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., stated:

Snapdragon X Series platforms deliver leading experiences and are poised to revolutionize the PC industry. Snapdragon X Plus will drive AI-Supercharged PCs, empowering a broader user base to excel as radical new AI experiences emerge during this period of rapid development and deployment. By offering leading CPU performance, AI capabilities, and power efficiency, we continue to push the boundaries of what is achievable in mobile computing.