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Snapdragon 8c Compute Platform

Revitalizing mainstream PCs with the Snapdragon 8c compute platform.

Delivering up to 30% faster total system performance over the previous platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c compute platform offers responsive performance and superior battery li....

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Delivering up to 30% faster total system performance over the previous platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c compute platform offers responsive performance and superior battery li....

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Delivering up to 30% faster total system performance over the previous platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c compute platform offers responsive performance and superior battery life. Enabling ultra-thin, light, and fanless mainstream systems, the Snapdragon 8c compute platform offers multi-gigabit cellular connectivity with multi-day battery life** in alway....

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Delivering up to 30% faster total system performance over the previous platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c compute platform offers responsive performance and superior battery life. Enabling ultra-thin, light, and fanless mainstream systems, the Snapdragon 8c compute platform offers multi-gigabit cellular connectivity with multi-day battery life** in always on, always connected PCs*.

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Product Brief

Powerful performance for mainstream

The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 675 GPU is engineered to deliver up to a 40% performance improvement over the previous generation platform. The octa-core Qualcomm® Kryo™ 490 CPU provides up to 25% faster single- and multi-threaded performance. Together in the Snapdragon 8c, this powerful and efficient compute platform is designed to revitalize the mainstream mobile PC delivering amazing graphics, powerful productivity, and support for multi-day battery life**.

Always Connected* with multi-gigabit LTE

The integrated Snapdragon X24 LTE modem in the Snapdragon 8c compute platform delivers peak download speeds of up to 2 Gbps, and improves throughput over non-gigabit LTE by up to 70% in poor network conditions. High-speed connected computing for fast and efficient productivity and entertainment, virtually anywhere. Avoid unsecure Wi-Fi networks and stay connected through LTE with the Snapdragon 8c compute platform.

Enterprise-grade

The Snapdragon 8c is built with a suite of security features and architectures, including hypervisor support. Protected LTE connectivity, improved crypto-security, and Windows 10 Enterprise support are all designed to better safeguard passwords, log-ons, and sensitive personal information. Location awareness with geofencing capabilities enable new user access policies to keep data more secure. Stay connected and productive with higher bandwidth and lower latencies enabled through 5G capable platforms.

Powerful graphics, immersive entertainment

The Snapdragon 8c supports immersive graphics performance and HW acceleration for advanced video formats, with up to 4K HDR video playback at 120 frames-per second for streaming and watching spectacular content virtually seamlessly. The integrated Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio technology is designed to deliver high-fidelity sound, music, and true surround-sound experiences. The incredible efficiency of the Snapdragon 8c compute platform can keep you immersed longer.

Integrated AI engine for advanced applications

The integrated Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine takes advantage of the Snapdragon 8c highly integrated architecture and allows developers to utilize the platform to create intelligent AI accelerated modern experiences. With reduced reliance on the CPU or GPU alone, the Snapdragon 8c compute platform efficiently supports the creation of next generation user experiences.

Always connected*, incredibly fast 5G

Snapdragon 8c platforms with the Snapdragon X55 modem unleash the incredible bandwidth and low latency of 5G connectivity, even in difficult conditions like high density situations.

Features

  • DirectX® 12 API

  • Advanced Camera and Video capabilities: Cinema core with VP9 & H.265 decoder and 2nd Gen HDR Playback; High efficiency video encoder

  • Dual 4K external displays

  • Connected Standby / Instant On

  • Multi-gigabit speeds for virtually seamless cloud connectivity/computing: up to 2Gbps LTE

  • Location Aware for app accuracy

  • Wi-Fi: MU-MIMO, Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband

  • 4th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine

  • Enhanced voice assistant experiences for Alexa and Cortana with Qualcomm Aqstic technology

  • Supports all Windows 10 versions (Enterprise, Pro, Home)

  • Improved crypto-security

  • Remote management and location awareness for enterprise efficiency

  • Advanced location features:

    • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking
    • Sensor-assisted Navigation
    • Pedestrian Navigation
  • Sensors: Qualcomm® All-Ways Aware™ technology

  • Charging: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology

Specifications

5G

5G Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 Modem-RF System

5G Technology: 5G NR

5G Peak Upload Speed: 3 Gbps

5G Spectrum: 5G/4G spectrum sharing, mmWave, sub-6 GHz

5G Modes: TDD, SA (standalone), NSA (non-standalone), FDD

5G RF: Adaptive antenna tuning, 100 MHz envelope tracking

5G mmWave specs: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2x2 MIMO

5G sub-6 GHz specs: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO

5G Peak Download Speed: 7 Gbps

Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE DSP: Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

CPU

CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.45 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 490 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit

Process

Process Technology: 7 nm

DSP

DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 690 Processor

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

LTE Category

Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 20

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink LTE Streams: Maximum 20 spatial streams

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink LTE MIMO: Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers, Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

LTE Uplink Features

Uplink Technology: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+

Uplink Carrier Aggregation: 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Uplink LTE Streams: Up to 2x 106Mbps LTE streams

Uplink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

LTE Speed

LTE Peak Download Speed: 2 Gbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 316 Mbps

Cellular Technology

Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ad, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 60GHz

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

NFC

Near Field Communications: Supported

Location

Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location

Global Emergency Services Support: Assisted GPS, OTDOA (LTE-based positioning)

RF

RFFE: Qualcomm® RF Front-End (RFFE) solution, High-power transmit (HPUE), Qualcomm® Adaptive Antenna Tuning

USB

USB Version: USB 3.1

Camera

Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 390 image signal processor, Dual 14-bit ISPs

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera: Up to 32 MP

Video Capture (30 FPS): 4K HDR video capture, 4K Ultra HD video capture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 480 FPS

Video

Video Playback: Up 4K HDR @ 120fps

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP9

Video Software: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bits per color video capture

Display

Max On-Device Display: 4K Ultra HD

Max External Display: Two 4K Displays

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology, Qualcomm® Broadcast Audio technology, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD

Audio Playback

Channel output: Surround Sound

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 675 GPU

API Support: DirectX® 12

Memory

Memory speed: 2133MHz

Memory Type: 4 channels

Storage

SSD: NVME SSD

UFS: UFS 3.0

    *Always On, Always Connected PCs require network connectivity and compatible networks.

    **Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors.

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