Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx For Windows 10, Fails to Compete with Apple M1

NESABAMEDIA.COMA few weeks ago, media outlets reported that Qualcomm will soon launch a new version of the ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx series chip for Windows 10, which will compete with Apple’s M1 chip. Now, benchmark test results of Qualcomm’s new chipset have emerged that reveal some impressive advances in multi-core performance, even when compared to Apple M1, the performance is still inferior.

While Qualcomm previously tended to make chipsets aimed at things like battery life, the benchmark results seem to confirm that the latest Snapdragon chips will be more optimized for performance, featuring an 8-core configuration consisting of 4-core high-end Gold Plus and 4-core processors. high end Gold end core in Qualcomm’s attempt to close the gap between Surface devices and a number of Apple products based on Silicon.

The list of benchmark test results, published last week, features the Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) which is considered the third generation of Snapdragon 8cx for ARM-based Windows 10 devices, with scores indicating the new processor can clock up to 2.69GHz.

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Chipset Benchmark Results

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Chipset Benchmark Results

The benchmark results of the new chipset from Qualcomm were also compared with a number of Surface Pro X and M1-based MacBook Air devices. As seen in the image above, the chipset Qualcomm it’s still no match for Apple’s Silicon, but it’s a pretty big improvement compared to the previous generation, worthy of appreciation.

Benchmark Comparison With Other Chipsets

Benchmark Comparison With Other Chipsets

Not much other detailed information can be revealed from the chipset that is supposed to be a challenger to the Apple M1, but like other information that is not sourced from the official release, don’t take this leak as good news.

Apparently, the third generation of Snapdragon 8cv will be on par with Intel’s Tiger Lake-U which is likely to only further corner Intel. Considering Intel’s CPUs that have been produced lately, it feels less enthusiastic, when compared to rival products from AMD or Apple.

However, there is still hope that there will be improvements with these results, given that engineering samples usually outperform the final product. The Surface Pro X lineup may still not be able to overcome the dominance of Apple Silicon, but Windows 10 ARM still needs a few more upgrades before it can reach or match the performance provided by the M1 chip.