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Qualcomm’s Strategic Move: Introducing Snapdragon X Plus Following Elite’s Success

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X Series CPUs for Windows PCs. First chip, X Elite, targets power and efficiency.


is continuing its venture into a new realm of Arm-based CPUs designed specifically for Windows devices, marking a significant milestone with the introduction of the X Series. The first chip to emerge from this innovative lineup, the Snapdragon X Elite, was unveiled as the “most powerful, intelligent, and efficient processor” for Windows PCs. This development has garnered the support of major PC manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and , all of which have committed to incorporating the Elite processor in their upcoming products. The initial batch of PCs equipped with these chips is anticipated to hit the market in the summer of 2023.

The Snapdragon X Plus: A New Contender

Recent investigations from WinFuture have unearthed Qualcomm's ongoing work on another addition to the Snapdragon X Series, tentatively named the Snapdragon X Plus. According to the report, Qualcomm has been rigorously testing two variants of the Snapdragon X Plus chip, identified by the version numbers X1P44100 and X1P46100, for several months. These iterations are believed to integrate the Snapdragon X65 5G modem and potentially feature a 10-core configuration, a slight reduction from the 12 cores present in the Snapdragon X Elite. While specific details regarding the hardware specifications of the Snapdragon X Plus remain undisclosed, the tech community is abuzz with speculation about its capabilities and potential impact on the notebook sector.

Future Prospects and Gaming Capabilities

In addition to its hardware advancements, Qualcomm has placed a significant emphasis on the gaming prowess of its Snapdragon X Elite chip. At the 2024 Game Developers Conference, a Qualcomm engineer highlighted the chip's ability to seamlessly run high-end PC games using emulation software, stating that most games should “just work” with minimal need for further optimization. This focus on gaming performance underlines Qualcomm's commitment to not only enhancing the efficiency and power of Windows PCs but also to enriching the overall user experience through superior entertainment capabilities.

As the tech world eagerly awaits further announcements from Qualcomm regarding the Snapdragon X Plus, the company's current silence on plans beyond the Elite model advises caution. Nonetheless, the anticipation surrounding these developments reflects the significant impact Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Series is poised to have on the future of Windows computing, promising a blend of power, efficiency, and entertainment unlike any before.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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