Qualcomm still has Snapdragon Xs in reserve for Copilot+ PCs

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Qualcomm has not yet shown the full extent of its range of Snapdragon X processors. After the 12-core Snapdragon

Qualcomm does not intend to be satisfied with laptop PCs.

Qualcomm does not intend to be satisfied with laptop PCs.

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Despite the absence of concrete announcements during Computex, Qualcomm still included important information: the brand wants to be present in all types of PC. Whether in small format cases for desktop PCs, all-in-ones or tablet PCs, Qualcomm wants Snapdragon everywhere in the Windows universe.

An Oryon eight-core Snapdragon

To achieve this, you need a fairly wide range of processors for all of these formats. And on this point, Qualcomm seems to have kept some margin. The clue was given by Asus during the presentation of its ProArt PZ13 tablet-PC embedding an unspecified Snapdragon X processor with a TDP of 20 W.

Present at the show, we tried to find out its precise characteristics, but the machine was under guard. We were therefore not able to launch the Windows task manager to find out the nature of the processor present in the ProArt PZ13.

The summary of the characteristics of the ProArt PZ13.

The summary of the characteristics of the ProArt PZ13.

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After some research, it turns out that the Asus ProArt PZ13 features a Snapdragon X Plus X1P-42-100, a processor that has not yet been officially announced by Qualcomm. The latter has eight Oryon cores clocked at 3.4 GHz and lacks Turbo mode. This therefore corroborates information from our colleagues which specify that the NPU part would be identical – 45 TOPS in order to obtain the name PC Copilot+ – and that some concessions have been made in terms of the management of PCIe lines (4+4 PCIe 4.0 lines instead of 8+4) and the chip's video engine (4K@30 encoding and 4K60 decoding instead of 4K@60 and 4K@120).

Asus Shop has been too talkative again.

Asus Shop has been too talkative again.

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An eight- or ten-core Snapdragon X Plus

A French reseller has published the product sheet for the VivoBook S15 in Snapdragon X Plus X1P-42-100.

A French reseller has published the product sheet for the VivoBook S15 in Snapdragon X Plus X1P-42-100.

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This brings the number of Qualcomm Snapdragon X processors to five, with three Elite versions and two Plus versions. We regret on this occasion that Qualcomm has not changed its name, while the differences in performance on paper should be significant, as evidenced by the characteristics table.

X1 Elite (X1E-84-100) X1 Elite (X1E-80-100) X1 Elite (X1E-78-100) X1 Plus (X1P-64-100) X1 Plus (X1P-42-100)
Performing Hearts 8x Oryon – 3.8 GHz 8x Oryon – 3.4 GHz 8x Oryon – 3.4GHz 6x Oryon – 3.4GHz 8x Oryon – 3.4 GHz
Efficient Hearts 4x Oryon – 3.8 GHz 4x Oryon – 3.4 GHz 4x Oryon – 3.4GHz 4x Oryon – 3.4GHz
Turbo 4.2 GHz on 2 cores 4 GHz on 2 cores
GPU frequency 1.5GHz 1.25GHz 1.25GHz 1.25GHz ?
Video (enc/dec) 4K@60/4K@120 4K@60/4K@120 4K@60/4K@120 4K@60/4K@120 4K@30/4K@60
PCIe (PCIe4/PCIe3) 8+4/2+2 8+4/2+2 8+4/2+2 8+4/2+2 4+4/2+2
NPU (TOPS) 45 45 45 45 45
GPU (TFLOPS) 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 ?

The Snapdragon X Plus bringing its price down to €1,199.

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