Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 — Qualcomm unveils its new Windows PC chip

Dec 2, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

5nm chip

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the world’s first 5nm Windows PC chip.

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Performance upgrades

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Battery life

In terms of battery life, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip is equipped to support up to 25 hours on a single charge.

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The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is capable of offering 5G speeds up to 10 Gbps, and it also supports Wi-Fi 6E with speeds up to 3 Gbps.

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For video calls and meetings, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 up to 4K HDR video and up to 24 megapixels.

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Adding to the video is support for Hi-Fi audio and AI accelerated echo-cancellation and noise suppression for clear audio during calls.

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It also uses AI to adjust the focus, white balance and exposure of your laptop’s camera when you’re on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom call.

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This laptop chip uses Windows Hello login and its Computer Vision processor to lock your laptop when you’re away from it.

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Qualcomm hasn’t yet revealed the devices that will use the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip but we will start seeing names by the first half of 2022.

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