Qualcomm has announced the launch of its latest Snapdragon chipsets for PC. Dubbed as Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c compute platforms, the chipset is expected to power laptops in 2020.
The latest processors are meant for always-on, always-connected Windows 10 PCs. The Snapdragon 7c is meant for the budget laptops, while the Snapdragon 8c is meant for premium laptops. To start with Snapdragon 8c compute platform, it comes with up to 2.45GHz octa-core processor with four performance cores of Kryo 490 and four efficiency Kryo 490 cores. It is loaded with Qualcomm Adreno 675 GPU and comes loaded with 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine.
The chipset is loaded with Hexagon 690 DSP chipset with Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology. The chipset can be paired with the X55 5G modem and the company claims that it can deliver download speed of up to 7 Gbps and upload speed of up to 3Gbps. It is loaded with Integrated Snapdragon X24 LTE modem with Cat 20/13 speeds of up to 2 Gbps download. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology and supports 2133Mhz LPDDR4x memory along with NVME SSD and UFS 3.0 storage option.
Coming to the Snapdragon 7c, the latest compute platform is built using 8nm process. It comes loaded with up to 2.4GHz octa-core GPU with Kryo 468 cores along with Adreno 618 GPU. The chipset features 4th generation Qualcomm AI engine along with Hexagon 692 DSP. The chipset supports WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1 and more. It also supports 2133Mhz LPDDR4 memory along with eMMC 5.1 and UFS 3.0 storage.