The latest PC Snapdragon falls short of the Apple M2

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At the end of last year Qualcomm introduced two new laptop processors to the world. We are used to hearing about Snapdragon only as a SoC for smartphones but this is not the case. The Snap 8cx Gen 3 it is the latest from the US company that promises 85% better performance than the previous generation. Indeed it is powerful, but not as powerful as the latest Apple M2. But let's face it: does this comparison really make sense?

Snapdragon 8cs Gen 3 is Qualcomm's latest laptop SoC. The comparison with Apple M2 does not hold up: there is a gulf between the two chipsets

The first tests of the laptop appeared Lenovo ThinkPad X13s equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor. The benchmark results show that the chip has a serious performance gap compared to the recently introduced Apple M2 installed in the MacBook Air (2022).

Based on lithographic technology a 5 nm, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 offers an 85% increase in CPU power and a 60% increase in GPU power over its predecessor, according to Qualcomm. As it turned out, this it's not enough to compete with Apple's latest chip


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The new ThinkPad X13s scored 1111 points in Geekbench 5 in single-core mode and 5764 points in multi-core mode. For comparison, the Apple M2 earns 1919 and 8928 points respectively in the same benchmark. Therefore, the difference in single-core test is 73% and in multi-core test is 55%.

Previously, Qualcomm has repeatedly announced the development of a desktop processor capable of surpass Apple solutions. It is expected that such a chip may be presented as early as August of this year and the first devices with it will appear closer to the second half of 2023. Let's say that the leading US company in the sector together with MediaTek has to get busy. The main competitor, Apple, he will certainly not stand by and watch.

Via | Wccftech

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