Monday, May 27, 2024

Snapdragon X Plus Platform: Qualcomm’s Latest PC Weapon

Qualcomm’s addition of the Snapdragon X Plus Platform Continues to Upend the PC Industry

Qualcomm Oryon

The Qualcomm Oryon CPU, a specially integrated processor that offers up to 37% quicker CPU performance than rivals while using up to 54% less power, powers the Snapdragon X Plus. Users are able to do more tasks more effectively thanks to this incredible improvement in CPU performance, which raises the bar for mobile computing.

The Snapdragon X Plus, which is equipped with the fastest NPU for laptops in the world, the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, which can achieve 45 TOPS, is also made to satisfy the demands of on-device AI-driven apps. This platform is poised to revolutionise the PC market and represents a major advancement in computer innovation.

The PC market is poised for a revolution because to the groundbreaking experiences offered by the Snapdragon X Series platforms. In this era of rapid research and deployment, the Snapdragon X Plus will power AI-Supercharged PCs that allow even more users to excel as radical new AI experiences emerge, according to Kedar Kondap, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s computing and gaming division. “They are once again pushing the envelope of what is possible in mobile computing with our cutting-edge CPU performance, AI capabilities, and power efficiency.”

  • Qualcomm Technologies showcased new AI-optimized features and applications for the 45 TOPS NPU during the Snapdragon X Plus launch.
  • These included:Visual Studio’s code generation Code from Code gen uses on-device generative AI to help programmers by producing new code instantaneously.
  • Using Riffusion on-device AI, Audacity’s music generation feature creates new music based on prompts or previously recorded tracks.
  • Using Whisper on-device, live captions in OBS Studio can automatically translate 100 spoken languages into live captions in 100 languages in real-time during livestreams.
  • Beginning in mid-2024, OEMs are anticipated to release PCs running the Snapdragon X Plus alongside devices running the Snapdragon X Elite.

Snapdragon X Plus

Rethink the Possible

Utilize the new Snapdragon X Plus Platform to unleash the potential of a Next-Gen AI PC. With its incredible performance and efficiency, lightning-fast connection, and ground-breaking on-device AI, the Snapdragon X Plus transforms your digital experience on even more of your favorite devices. With day-long battery life and ultra-portable laptop designs, experience unmatched productivity.

Revolutionary Performance and Effectiveness

The performance of your laptop reaches new heights with this powerful processor. Because to the Snapdragon X Plus’s best-in-class 10-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU, users may optimize workloads for uninterrupted productivity. Reject lag with lightning-fast reaction. Presentations and enjoyment with a high graphic quality are provided by the integrated Qualcomm Adreno GPU. With a multi-day battery life, all of this capability is powered by incredibly efficient technology, allowing you to use it for longer periods of time between charges.

Designed with AI in mind

The upcoming generation of AI PCs is powered by the Snapdragon X Plus. With its premium integrated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, it is outfitted with the industry-leading Qualcomm AI Engine (CPU, GPU, and NPU). The NPU is the fastest NPU available for laptops, with processing up to 45 TOPS. With significant power savings, use artificial intelligence (AI) on your device to bring your ideas and chores to life.

With the Snapdragon X Plus, you can take advantage of simple AI productivity solutions that streamline your processes, help you save time, and simplify multitasking. Upgrade your appearance and audio quality with the latest audio and camera features. With support for Windows Studio Effects and numerous other AI-accelerated programmes and experiences, the Qualcomm AI Engine offers a plethora of uses.

More Intelligent User Interfaces

The Snapdragon X Plus transforms how you use your laptop. Every action streaming, downloading, or syncing is more seamless, responsive, and interconnected. Maintain your connection while on the go with 5G and Wi-Fi 7 with HBS Multi-Link for blazingly quick and jitter-free connections from almost anywhere. With the Snapdragon Seamless experience, switching between your preferred devices is simple and doesn’t require a wire.

Wireless headphones can be used to enjoy lossless music and entertainment thanks to the immersive and high-fidelity audio experience provided by the Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite. With features including complete memory encryption, Microsoft Secured-core PC compatibility, and the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, which powers the Microsoft Peloton TPM, the Snapdragon X Plus helps keep your computer safe from chip to cloud.


  • Top-tier CPU with exceptional performance and energy efficiency.
  • Offers remarkable energy savings and a battery life of many days.
  • Qualcomm AI Engine leads the industry with up to 45 TOPS AI performance.
  • Top-tier performance in terms of CPU, GPU, NPU, and Micro NPU processing.
  • Qualcomm Oryon Processor.
  • GPU Adreno.
  • NPU Hexagon.

Sensing Hub from Qualcomm

  • AI on-device for revolutionary intelligent experiences, with 30 tokens per second support for generative AI.
  • A top-notch integrated GPU produces amazing visuals performance.
  • With 5G and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity, you can download, stream, and synchronise data incredibly quickly.
  • HBS Multi-Link reduces latency and provides jitter-free entertainment.
  • Enterprise-level security to improve defence from the chip to the cloud Up to 4K HDR video streaming is supported with AV1 encode and decode support.
  • Enjoy high-fidelity music and entertainment with wireless headphones that offer immersive, lossless audio thanks to the Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite.
  • Up to three external UHD displays can be supported at 60 Hz, which results in smoother and faster display experiences.
  • LPDDR5x memory for effective multitasking and quicker AI experiences with 135 GB/s bandwidth.

Improved MIPI camera support for intelligent features and high-quality images with reduced power consumption, including background blur, auto-framing, and facial authentication.



Qualcomm Oryon is the name.

Ten cores in all.

64-bit architecture

Maximum Clock Speed of 3.4 GHz


Adreno by Qualcomm

Up to 3.8 TFLOPS, or tera floating point operations per second

DirectX 12 APIs


Name: Hexagon Qualcomm

45 TOPS or tera operations per second


LPDDR5x in type

Bit Width: sixteen bits

Eight channels are available.

Rate of Transfer: 8448 MT/s

135 GB/s of bandwidth

Maximum capacity of 64 GB


SD: 3.0 SD

SSD/NVMe Interface: PCIe 4.0 x NVMe

UFS: Version 4.0

Technology and Process Node

Node of Process: 4 nm


Qualcomm Adreno is the name of the display processing unit (DPU).

Maximum Resolution for On-Device Display: 120 Hz at 4K Ultra HD

Maximum Resolution for an External Display: 4K at 60 Hz

HDR10 is the High Dynamic Range (HDR).

31 concurrent displays are available.

Type of Interface: Display Port 1.42


The Qualcomm Adreno Video Processing Unit (VPU) is its name.

Resolution of Encoding: 4K at 60 Hz

Bit Depth of Encoding: 10-bit

Encoding Formats: H.264, AV1, and Others

Decoding resolution: 4K/120 Hz

Encoding Bit Depth: 10

Encoding Formats: H.264, AV1, and Others

Decoding resolution: 4K/120 Hz

Decoding Bit Depth: 10

Decoding formats: VP9, AV1, H.265 (HEVC), H.264.

Continuity: 4K decode: 60 Hz; 2K encode: 30 Hz


The image signal processor is Qualcomm Spectra.

ISPs, or dual image signal processors

ISP bit depth: 18 bits

36MP+36MP dual

A 64-megapixel camera

4K video capture

H.264 and H.265 are video capture formats.

Video Capture Features: HDR


Powered by Qualcomm Aqstic sound technology

Qualcomm audio technology include aptX.

RF Cellular Modem

Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G Modem

Top Download Speed: 10 Gbps

Upload Max: 3.5 Gbps

Cellular modem RF specifications: 1000 MHz (mm wave) and 300 MHz (sub-6 GHz) bandwidth.

Qualcomm AI-Enhanced Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm Smart Transmit, Qualcomm 5G Power Save, and Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking improve performance.

Cellular technologies include LTE, WCDMA, CBRS, sub-6 GHz, 5G NR, HSPA, and mm Wave.


Bluetooth and Wi-Fi system: Qualcomm Fast Connect 7800

Generation: 6E/7E, Wi-Fi 6.

Standards include 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11ax, and 802.11be.

2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz

Up to 4 spatial streams

Maximum QAM: 4K

Mira cast, Voice-Enterprise, HBS, 8×8 Sounding, Target Wake Time, MLO, Pass point, TDLS, OFDMA (UL/DL), Wi-Fi Quos Management, MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Optimised Connectivity, Wi-Fi Location


Specification: Bluetooth 5.4

Connection technology is Bluetooth Low Energy.

USB Universal Serial Bus

Three USB-C ports

USB43 specification


Platform add-ons: WiFi, 5G

Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.


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