Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X Elite CPUs for PCs, Rivals to Apple’s M Series Chipsets – Times of India

Last year, Qualcomm showed off its Oryon CPU during the Snapdragon Summit. The CPU was meant to offer the best computing performance for computers. The company has finally unveiled its new computer processor – the Snapdragon X Elite with the all-new Oryon CPU.
The company's new computing processor comes with on-device AI inference and is also said to be the most efficient processor for PCs for multi-day battery life. The company claims that the Snapdragon X Elite is designed to support intelligent and power-intensive tasks, enabling powerful productivity, rich creativity and entertainment experiences on the go.
“Snapdragon X Elite represents a dramatic leap in innovation in computing as we deliver our new, custom Qualcomm Oryon CPU for supercharging, which will delight users with incredible power efficiency and take their creativity and productivity to the next level,” said Kedar Kondap. , senior vice president and general manager of Compute & Gaming at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Snapdragon X: Features
The Snapdragon X Elite is based on a 4nm System-on-a-Chip architecture equipped with a 12-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU, where all 12 of them are clocked at 3.8GHz with a dual-core boost up to 4.3GHz. It supports LPDDR5x memory with 136 GB/s memory bandwidth and 42 MB total cache.
The company claims the chip offers about 2x faster processing than a 10-core laptop CPU and consumes only a third of the power. It also comes with Adreno GPU for graphics processing.
Qualcomm has also included its best AI feature as well. It comes with the Qualcomm AI Engine integrated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, which enables it to run generative AI LLM models with more than 12 billion parameters on the device. The processor also includes a micro NPU in the Qualcomm Sensing Hub for enhanced security, login experience and privacy, including the ability to wake devices from sleep mode.
The Snapdragon X Elite is also supported by intelligent security features that help protect your PC from the chip to the cloud, including the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit powered by Microsoft Pluton.
TPM, full memory encryption and Microsoft Secured-core PC support.
The Qualcomm AI Engine supports Windows Studio Effects and many other AI-accelerated applications and experiences. The processor also comes with a built-in 5G modem and supports Wi-Fi 7 with HBS multi-link for seamless connectivity. Snapdragon Seamless allows users to easily switch between your favorite devices for a smooth and dynamic experience.
Here is the detailed specification of Snapdragon X Elite

specifications Qualcomm Elite X
processor 64-bit architecture
12 cores, up to 3.8 GHz
Single and dual-core amplifier, up to 4.3 GHz
Qualcomm Adreno GPU
GPU Up to 4.6 TFLOPs
API support: DX12
Qualcomm Hexagon NPU
NPU Tops: 45 tops
Micro NPU: Dual Micro NPU on Qualcomm Sensing Hub
memory type LPDDR5x
The frequency of data transmission 8533 MT/s
Capacity up to 64 GB
Bandwidth 136 GB/s
bit width 16 bit
Number of channels 8
SD SD v3.0
SSD/NVMe interface NVMe SSD over PCIe Gen 4
A process node 4 nm
Display Processing Unit (DPU) Qualcomm Adreno DPU
Max. Screen resolution on the device eDP v1.4b, up to UHD120 HDR10
Max. External screen resolution DP v1.4 – 3 displays, up to UHD60 HDR10, 2 displays 5K60
Video Processing Unit (VPU) Qualcomm Adreno VPU
encryption 4K60 10-bit encoding – H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
deciphered 4K120 10-bit decode – H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP9, ​​AV1
competitiveness 4K60 decode – H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP9, ​​AV1 / 2x 4K30 codec – H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
Image Signal Processor (ISP) Qualcomm Spectra ISP
Dual camera 2x36MP
Single camera up to 64 MP
video record 4K HDR
General audio
audio technology Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology, Qualcomm aptX Audio
Cellular Modem-RF
Snapdragon X65 5G modem-RF system
Maximum download speed 10 Gbit/s
Maximum upload speed 3.5 Gbps
Cellular Modem-RF Specifications 1000 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 300 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz)
Performance improvement technologies Qualcomm Smart Transmit Technology, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm AI-Enhanced Signal Booster Adaptive Antenna Adjustment, Qualcomm 5G PowerSave
cellular technology 5G NR, mmWave, sub-6 GHz, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), LTE, CBRS, HSPA, WCDMA
M.2. interface 5G M.2. Card on PCIe Gen 3
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth system Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 system
generations Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6
standards 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
spectral bands 6 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
spatial flows to 4
characteristics Passpoint, 8×8 sound, TDLS, Wi-Fi QoS management, Wi-Fi optimized connection, Wi-Fi location, OFDMA (UL/DL), Miracast, Target Wake Time, Voice-Enterprise, MU-MIMO (UL/DL), Multi-Link Operation (MLO), High Bandwidth Simultaneous (HBS)
specification version Bluetooth 5.4
Bluetooth connection technology Bluetooth LE
M.2. interface Wi-Fi M.2. Card on PCIe Gen 3
USB specification version USB 4.0
interface type 3x USB-C
3x USB4, 2x USB3.2 Gen2, 1x eUSB2