Today, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is broadening its top-tier Snapdragon X Series lineup by introducing the Snapdragon® X Plus. This new addition boasts the cutting-edge Qualcomm OryonTM CPU, a bespoke processor that offers up to 37% swifter CPU speeds than its rivals, all while using 54% less energy^1. Such a significant improvement in CPU capabilities establishes a fresh benchmark in mobile computing, empowering users to achieve more with increased efficiency.

The Snapdragon X Plus is a high-performance processor designed for laptops, offering exceptional speed and efficiency. It features a best-in-class 10-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU that ensures smooth and uninterrupted productivity. The integrated Qualcomm Adreno GPU delivers impressive graphics for presentations and entertainment while maintaining power efficiency, allowing for multi-day battery life on a single charge.

Built for AI capabilities, the Snapdragon X Plus comes with the industry-leading Qualcomm AI Engine, which includes a premium integrated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU. With processing speeds of up to 45 TOPS, it boasts the world’s fastest NPU for laptops. This enables on-device artificial intelligence, providing power-efficient AI productivity tools that enhance workflows and multitasking. The AI Engine also supports advanced camera and audio features, as well as AI-accelerated applications like Windows Studio Effects.

The Snapdragon X Plus enhances user experiences by revolutionizing laptop interaction. It offers smooth, responsive, and connected actions whether streaming, downloading, or syncing. With 5G and Wi-Fi 7 support, along with HBS Multi-Link for fast and stable connectivity, users can stay connected on the go. The Snapdragon Seamless experience allows effortless device switching without cords, and Snapdragon Sound Technology provides a high-fidelity wireless audio experience.

Lastly, the Snapdragon X Plus prioritizes security with features from the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, including Microsoft Pluton TPM, total memory encryption, and Microsoft Secured-core PC support.

The Snapdragon X Plus isn’t just about raw speed—it’s engineered to cater to the needs of AI-centric applications on devices. It’s equipped with the Qualcomm® HexagonTM NPU, capable of an impressive 45 TOPS, making it the fastest NPU globally for laptops. This platform represents a major stride in computational innovation, poised to revolutionize the PC sector.

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To mark the Snapdragon X Plus launch, Qualcomm Technologies showcased new AI-enhanced applications and functionalities utilizing the 45 TOPS NPU:

• In Visual Studio Code, there’s Codegen, which leverages on-device generative AI to instantly produce new code, aiding programmers. • In Audacity, Riffusion’s on-device AI facilitates music creation by generating new tracks from either prompts or existing music. • OBS Studio now offers Live captions through Whisper on-device AI, enabling real-time translation of spoken content from 100 languages into captions in 100 languages during live streams.

Come mid-2024, we anticipate OEMs to unveil PCs powered by Snapdragon X Plus, complementing the lineup alongside Snapdragon X Elite-driven devices.

By Harry