UPDATE: Qualcomm unveiled Snapdragon X Elite.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X Series processors for PCs — designed to redefine the boundaries of performance, artificial intelligence, and battery life.
Aimed at powering intelligent PCs, Qualcomm promises that these new processors will offer “next-level performance, AI capabilities, connectivity, and battery life.” The company has been tight-lipped about the specific processors that will be part of this new series. However, they have emphasized that these chips will leverage Qualcomm’s Oryon CPU and will be crucial for executing generative AI tasks. The series will focus on the synergy between the CPU, Qualcomm’s own Adreno GPU, and NPU.
The Snapdragon X Series will feature Qualcomm’s custom-developed Oryon CPU. This is not a rebranding of any existing technology but an evolution of what started at Nuvia, a company Qualcomm acquired in January 2021. The Oryon CPU is expected to give a significant boost to the new series, setting it apart from competitors.
Qualcomm is also revamping its corporate design with the Snapdragon X Series. The processors will sport new logos and badges but will retain the iconic Snapdragon fireball, albeit with a fresh aesthetic twist.
The company has promised to reveal more details about the Snapdragon X Series at the upcoming Snapdragon Summit, scheduled for October 24-26 in Maui, Hawaii. The event will also see the announcement of Qualcomm’s next-generation high-end smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.