The Snapdragon 8cx gen 3Qualcomm’s new SoC intended to bring Windows 11-based laptops to life, once again disappointed when passing through Geekbench’s benchmarking software, and although the score improved slightly from the first data seen last November , its performance compared to other solutions on the market still very poor.
First of all, it should be remembered that this SoC uses a configuration of 4 Cortex-A78C cores at 3.00 GHz with others 4x Cortex-A78C but at 2.69 GHz. This time it was mounted on a laptop from the manufacturer Lenovo, reaching a single-core performance of 1111 dots and the multi-core performance of 5764 dots. To get into context, this means a single core performance boost. ten% and multi-core performance seven% compared to the first benchmarks seen on Geekbench.
Of course, if we’re looking for a direct rival, it’s out of the game even before launch, and for example, the recently announced Apple M2 offers single-core performance of 1919 dots in front of the 8929 dots in multicore, so we are talking about a difference of up to 55% return. Moreover, even the Apple M1released in November 2020, is still faster than the option that will be introduced by Qualcomm (1730/7500 points).
Will the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 be Qualcomm’s latest SoC for Windows devices?
Qualcomm boasted a few weeks ago that its future processor Nuvia would be faster than the Apple M2The biggest doubt is whether the company will phase out its Snapdragon product line for Windows laptops and desktops in exchange for whitewashing its image with its new Nukia processor family that it acquired in early 2021 for $1.3 billion. dollars.
Officially, the company will bring together processors phoenix of Nuvia with its graphics adreno developed by Qualcomm to offer a solution at the level that we can see at Apple Silicon. Of course, this should not be a reality before the end of next year.
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