It seems that Qualcomm is taking things one by one. During the first day of its tech summit, it just teased the new mobile chipsets Snapdragon 865 and 765. On the second day, the company revealed a couple of specifications of both the SoCs. On the third day, Qualcomm talked about Windows on Snapdragon.
Today, the chipmaker announced two new compute platforms Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c. They now joined the existing Snapdragon 8cx compute platform for Always-on and Always-connected PCs.
It seems that the company is targeting the entry-level and mid-range market with these two computing platforms. OEMs can leverage these mobile chipsets to build lighter and long-lasting laptops, so let’s take a quick look at the specifications:
The Snapdragon 7c computing platform is an octa-core chipset that powered by Kryo 468 CPU cores and Adreno 618 GPU. According to the company, Snapdragon 7c will boost performance by 25% and offer up to twice the battery life when compared to its rival platforms.
Apart from this, the company has also revealed its supports up to 10GB LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 2133 MHz. The company also said that the new AI Engine offers a similar experience of what the Snapdragon 765 chipset can deliver. On top of these, the next-generation modem, Snapdragon X15 LTE modem offers up to 800 Mbps download and up to 150 Mbps upload speeds respectively.
Snapdragon 8c is slightly less powerful than last year’s Snapdragon 8cx. It is based on the 7nm architecture and can deliver 30% better performance than Snapdragon 850. It is powered by a Kryo 490 CPU and Adreno 675 GPU. It is packed with Snapdragon X24 LTE modem that delivers up to 2 Gbps download and up to 316 Mbps upload speeds.
In addition, Snapdragon 8c can also be paired with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, says Qualcomm. There is an AI Engine as well that allows connected PCs to handle AI and machine learning tasks.
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