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This afternoon Qualcomm Introduced Snapdragon X Elite: The AI Super-Charged Platform to Revolutionize the PC

1 xx Snapdragon X Series (Click on image to Enlarge)

At the Snapdragon Summit this afternoon, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the most powerful computing processor it has ever created for the PC: Snapdragon X Elite. This groundbreaking platform ushers in a new era of premium computing by delivering a massive leap forward with best-in-class CPU performance, leading on-device AI inferencing, and one of the most efficient processors in a PC with up to multiple days of battery life. As AI transforms how we interact with our PCs, Snapdragon X Elite is designed to support the intelligent and power-intensive tasks of the future that will enable powerful productivity, rich creativity, and immersive entertainment experiences from anywhere.

(Click on image to Enlarge) 2 Oryon vs M2 Max

“Snapdragon X Elite represents a dramatic leap in innovation for computing as we deliver our new, custom Qualcomm Oryon CPU for super-charged performance that will delight consumers with incredible power efficiency and take their creativity and productivity to the next level,” said Kedar Kondap, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Compute & Gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Powerful on-device AI experiences will enable seamless multitasking and new intuitive user experiences, empowering consumers and businesses alike to create and accomplish more.”

PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite are expected mid-2024.


The mastermind behind Apple's original A-Series processors, Gerard Williams, is the mastermind behind Oryon/Snapdragon X Elite and he was brought on stage to briefly talk about the processor in broad strokes.

In this second video clip, Qualcomm lays out the performance of Snapdragon X Elite. While the new processor crushes Intel chips, Qualcomm was more proud that it beats Apple’s M2 Processor. I had to laugh considering that the new chip is only due in 2024 when Apple’s M3 Processor will be introduced. 

Then again, Apple just announcement a Mac Event for October 30th that Apple titled "Scary Fast." Will Apple introduce a power boost to their M2 processors or surprise the market with their next-gen M3? Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that the M3 is possible. On the other hand, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman doesn't think that the M3 is in the cards for 2023. That aside, "Scary Fast" suggests that Qualcomm's big announcements for speed and power consumption over Apple's M2 chip may evaporate into the ether rather quickly.   

For an overview of the Snapdragon X Elite / Oryon overview  check out this page

While Microsoft played a part in today’s Snapdragon Summit, It was reported today that they’re hedging their bets by reportedly working with AMD and NVIDIA on new Arm-based  Windows chips. You could read more about this here.

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