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Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite SoC



  1. Qualcomm's Struggles In Diversification
  2. Need For Performance Leap
  3. Unveiling the Snapdragon X Elite SoC
  4. Introduction of the "Oryon" CPU Core
  5. Road To Retail
  6. Nuvia's Contribution

Qualcomm's Struggles In Diversification

Qualcomm has achieved significant success in the Arm SoC market for Android smartphones, but their attempts to expand into other markets, such as Windows-on-Arm laptops, have been challenging.

Need For Performance Leap

Despite several chip generations, they have struggled to compete with Intel. While the difficulties in the Windows-on-Arm market aren't solely Qualcomm's fault, their silicon has played a role in the lack of success. To truly make an impact, Qualcomm needs a substantial leap in performance.

Unveiling The Snapdragon X Elite SoC

After nearly three years of hard work, Qualcomm is preparing to unveil their upcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC, the next-gen Arm SoC for Windows devices.

Introduction Of The "Oryon" CPU Core

It's based on a new Arm CPU core design, "Oryon," from their Nuvia subsidiary. The Snapdragon X Elite is not only crucial for Windows-on-Arm but will also find its way into smartphones and more.

Road To Retail

While today's announcement provides an initial glimpse of Qualcomm's flagship SoC, with an expected launch in mid-2024, the first laptops featuring this SoC are still a few months away from retail.

Nuvia's Contribution

The Oryon CPU cores are the result of Qualcomm's Nuvia acquisition in 2021 and extensive development by the Nuvia team. This chip's significance goes beyond just performance; it paves the way for the next generation of Qualcomm chip designs.

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