Qualcomm expands its Snapdragon X Series with Snapdragon X Plus

Qualcomm Technologies expands the leading   Snapdragon X Series platform portfolio with Snapdragon X Plus.

Snapdragon X Plus features the state-of-the-art Qualcomm Oryon CPU, a custom-integrated processor that delivers up to 37% faster CPU performance compared to competitors, while consuming up to 54% less power. This remarkable advancement in CPU performance sets a new standard in mobile computing, enabling users to accomplish more with greater efficiency. Snapdragon X Plus is also designed to meet the demands of on-device AI-driven applications, powered by the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU capable of 45 TOPS, making it the world’s fastest NPU for laptops. This platform is a significant leap in computing innovation and is set to transform the PC industry.

Kedar Kondap, senior vice president and general manager of compute and gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, said, “Snapdragon X Series platforms deliver leading experiences and are positioned to revolutionize the PC industry. Snapdragon X Plus will power AI-Supercharged PCs that enable even more users to excel as radical new AI experiences emerge in this period of rapid development and deployment. By delivering leading CPU performance, AI capabilities, and power efficiency, we are once again pushing the boundaries of what is possible in mobile computing.”

For the launch of the Snapdragon X Plus, Qualcomm Technologies demonstrated new AI- optimized applications and features running on the 45 TOPS NPU, including:

·       Code generation in Visual Studio Code from Codegen, to assist programmers by generating fresh code instantly with on-device generative AI.

·       Music generation in Audacity, using Riffusion on-device AI, to generate new music from prompts or pre-existing music.

·       Live captions in OBS Studio, to provide automatic translation of 100 spoken languages into live captions in 100 languages using Whisper on-device, in real-time during livestreams.

OEMs are expected to launch PCs powered by Snapdragon X Plus alongside devices powered by Snapdragon X Elite starting mid-2024.

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