High-performance PC SoCs too
Qualcomm introduced Prime core clocked rest from the cluster with Snapdragon 865, and Huawei had two higher clock performance cores in Kirin 990. With that in mind, ARM has introduced the Cortex-X custom program. The result is up to 30 percent peak performance compared to previous generation Cortex A77 cores.
Review: Great battery life ACPC
Microsoft was the first to ship Qualcomm's 8CX SoC the chip that they internally called Microsoft SQ1 inside the Surface Pro X. The machine did an impressive job with a nice screen, unique detachable design, and decent, but not great battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Book S came in a notebook form factor and significantly better battery endurance.
Analysis: The age of always-connected, 5G and XR is now
Olivia Newton-John released her song Physical in 1981. March and April 2020 have been full of news of the unfortunate COVID-19 around the world, but I wanted to point out that despite the desperation, this is a time for technology to thrive. Let’s not get physical to save lives and instead use connectivity Wi-Fi or 5G in an always-connected device is possible and in VR or AR.
Snapdragon 8CX Shipping before Valentine day
Samsung is one romantic South Korean company as after months of delays it finally plans to ship Snapdragon 8CX powered Samsung Galaxy Book S and promised to deliver before February 14. All that and the promise of a 25-hour battery for video watching.
8CX with X55 millimeter waves
Lenovo and Qualcomm have announced a 5G enabled laptop at Computex 2019 under the codename Project Limitless, and at CES 2020, the company finally shared a bitfewdetails about it. It is arriving in spring 2020.
Review: Qualcomm (Microsoft) SQ1 ARM SoC inside
The day has finally arrived. A high-end design based on Qualcomm’s promising 8CX processor is finally shipping. Two weeks ago, it started shipping in the US, and just a few days ago the first systems shipped to customers in Europe.
Tuned up and rebranded
A Microsoft hardware event revealed the latest Intel, ARM and AMD based products and Surface Pro X based on ARM caught a lot of attentio. To set things straight, the Microsoft SQ1 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX.
Computex 19: X55 modem inside, pictured
Qualcomm and Lenovo showcased the world’s first 5G PC at Computex. The PC is based on Qualcomm’s 8cx platform and comes with additional 5G connectivity. Lenovo calls this design "Project Limitless", based on world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs.
Computex 19: While keeping the charge 2x longer
The new Qualcomm 8cx mobile chip is outperforming the Intel i5-8250U chip in speed and power consumption while keeping the fanless design.
Always connected and always on 7nm new SoC
Qualcomm's Sanjey Mehta, SVP and General manager of compute products, and Miguel Nunes, senior director of compute products, introduced and showed off a few features of the Snapdragon 8cx, a SoC that many called Snapdragon 1000 or 8150/8180. This is a SoC built from the ground up with a bigger Adreno 680 GPU, still fanless and with a lot of new tricks.