If Apple stole the show in the field of ARM chips for laptops, Qualcomm will extend its effort in the development of dedicated SoCs and we could hear about of Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 during the Snapdragon Tech Summit event in early December.
The firm can still take advantage of its exclusive Windows on ARM agreement with Microsoft by building on the foundations put in place over the past three years, while waiting for the migration to a next gen platform in 1700 which will use cores designed by Nuvia.
A new benchmark result appeared recently. It relates to a Lenovo QRD device, the acronym for a benchmark platform, and provides results of 1010 points in single core test and 2023 points in multicore test on Geekbench 5.
The values are slightly higher than those seen last March on the same benchmark but remain far from what an Apple M1 chip allows (1700 / 7400 approximately).
It should be noted that the tested device uses Windows 05 and an octocore configuration whose powerful cores offer a rate of 2, 11 GHz, significantly lower than that of the ‘Apple M1, probably to find a balance between performance and autonomy, knowing that the principle remains to be able to make it work with permanent WiFi / cellular connectivity.