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Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform

Extreme mobile computing, extreme productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform offers extreme performance and efficiency all in a premium, ultra-thin form factor. Support for up to multi-day battery life powers an al....

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The Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform offers extreme performance and efficiency all in a premium, ultra-thin form factor. Support for up to multi-day battery life powers an al....

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The Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform offers extreme performance and efficiency all in a premium, ultra-thin form factor. Support for up to multi-day battery life powers an always on, always connected computing experience and multi-gigabit, lightning fast 5G throughput speeds up to 10 Gbps and industry leading Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity speeds. Advanced ca....

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The Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform offers extreme performance and efficiency all in a premium, ultra-thin form factor. Support for up to multi-day battery life powers an always on, always connected computing experience and multi-gigabit, lightning fast 5G throughput speeds up to 10 Gbps and industry leading Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity speeds. Advanced camera and audio technology enables crisp video and crystal-clear audio. Powerful AI accelerated experiences, and enterprise-grade security make for modern, mobile PCs.

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Performance and Battery Life

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform is designed to deliver extreme productivity and entertainment. With a 5nm architecture, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 delivers fast and efficient processing speeds with system-level performance boosts of up to 57% and handles multi-tasking up to 85% faster for incredibly smooth, responsive performance*. All of this performance is delivered with leading efficiency and supports up to 25+ hours on a single charge, which is up to 2X as long as your current PC.

Always On, Always Connected

Stay Always Connected with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 seamlessly switching between blazing fast 5G, 4G LTE, and trusted Wi-Fi 6 or 6E. It offers lightning-fast speeds up to 10 Gbps with the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF system or up to 7.5Gbps with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system. Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 system delivers industry leading Wi-Fi 6E performance with up to 3.6 Gbps.

Advanced Camera and Audio

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 enables immersive video and audio experiences for video conferencing in applications like Teams or Zoom. These experiences are enabled by a quick startup camera supporting up to 4K HDR video up to 24 megapixels and the latest generation 3A (Auto focus, Auto White Balance, and Auto Exposure). Crisp and clear video conferencing is made real with Hi-Fi audio and AI accelerated Echo-cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS) to ensure that you are clearly seen and heard for an incredible user experience.

Artificial Intelligence

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 with the Qualcomm® AI Engine delivers 29+ TOPS of powerful acceleration, up to 3 times greater**, for the latest experiences and applications. Utilizing the performance and efficiency of Qualcomm AI Engine on Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, the Qualcomm AI Engine enables cloud-class models to run on thin and light laptops while other system resources stay responsive, so you stay productive.

Enterprise-Grade Security

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 security solutions keep you secure from the chip to the cloud. Layered secure boot and the new Microsoft Pluton TPM architecture running on the Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit (SPU) help ensure your device starts securely. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is Microsoft Secured-core PC capable for the most secure devices out of the box, with Windows Hello face and fingerprint login features to enable secure access. Runtime memory encryption helps keep your data secure and connection health monitoring helps keep your cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity secure.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform

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Features

  • First Windows compute platform at 5nm

  • Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ Technology for mmW/Sub6

  • Higher performance, lower power

  • 2x b/w, additional band, 4K QAM

  • ~85% generational CPU performance increase

  • ~60% generational GPU performance increase 

  • Up to 4K HDR support in DPU (FP16)

  • Variable refresh rate (120 FPS)

  • Camera security framework for Windows Hello

  • Leading video power efficiency

  • Qualcomm® Neural Processing Engine SDK support for AI

  • Enhanced Enterprise security features

  • Runtime Memory Encryption

  • UFS 3.1 support

Specifications

CPU

CPU Cores: Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3, Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit

DSP

DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor, Qualcomm® Sensing Hub

Cellular Modem-RF

Modem Name: Snapdragon™ X62 5G Modem-RF System, Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF system, Snapdragon™ X65 5G Modem-RF System

Peak Download Speed: 10 Gbps, 4.4 Gbps, 7.5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed: 316 Mbps

Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 1000 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 800 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 400 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 300 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz), 200 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz), 120 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz)

Wi-Fi

Standards: 802.11ax, 802.11ad, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth 5.1

Connection Technology: Broadcast Audio technology, Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology

Location

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

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

Camera

Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ image signal processor

Single Camera: Up to 24 MP

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 480 FPS

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

Video Playback

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

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

Video Playback: Up to 4K HDR video playback @ 120fps

Display

Max On-Device Display: 4K Ultra HD

Max External Display: Two 4K Displays over DP-MST

Audio

Qualcomm® Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology

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

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU, Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3

API Support: DX12

Memory

Memory Type: 8 x 16 channel, LPDDR4x-4266

Storage

SSD: NVMe over PCIe

UFS: UFS 3.1

Audio Playback Interfaces

Channel output: Surround Sound

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Process

Process Node and Technology: 5LPE

  1. With support for up to 4 concurrent cameras

Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors. Always On, Always Connected PCs require network connectivity and compatible networks.

* vs. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 as measured by PCMark 10 Applications

** vs. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

Snapdragon, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm FastConnect, Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, Qualcomm Neural Processing Unit, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Sensing Hub, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm TrueWireless, Qualcomm Broadcast Audio, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Location, Qualcomm RFFE and Qualcomm Adaptive Antenna Tuning are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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