Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c and 7c now official
Qualcomm has announced two new chipsets from its Snapdragon Compute platform that will power premium, mainstream, and entry-level notebook PCs – the Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c.
Starting with the Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform, Qualcomm says that it can bring a 25% boost in system performance and up to 2x the battery life compared to competing platforms. It features a Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 468 CPU, Adreno 618 GPU, Bluetooth 5.1, and Qualcomm AI Engine to deliver the latest AI accelerated experiences offered by Windows 10.
As for the 7nm Snapdragon 8c Compute Platform, it can provide up to 30% more performance over the Snapdragon 850. It has an integrated Snapdragon X24 LTE modem for multi-gigabit connectivity speeds for cloud computing, Qualcomm Kryo 490 CPU, Adreno 675 GPU, Bluetooth 5.0, and support for 5G connectivity.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ innovation in smartphones and connectivity placed the power of your desktop PC in your phone, now the phone is returning the favor by bringing thin, light, always on, always connected, all-day battery life experiences to your PC,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The mobile-first consumer wants an experience on par with a smartphone, and we have the innovation, the inventions and the technology to enable this experience for customers across price points.”