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Unleashing the Future: Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon X Plus Platform

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Qualcomm Technologies Inc. ushers in a new era of PC innovation by unveiling the Snapdragon® X Plus platform. Building upon the success of the Snapdragon X Series, X Plus delivers a transformative experience for users, combining exceptional performance, unparalleled battery life, and industry-leading on-device AI capabilities.

Unmatched Performance and Efficiency

The centerpiece of Snapdragon X Plus is the cutting-edge Qualcomm Oryon™ CPU. This custom-designed processor boasts a staggering 37% performance improvement over competitors while achieving a remarkable 54% reduction in power consumption. This translates to users accomplishing more with greater speed and experiencing significantly longer battery life.

The World’s Fastest Laptop NPU

The future of computing is undeniably intertwined with Artificial Intelligence. Recognizing this, Qualcomm equips the X Plus platform with the world’s fastest laptop Neural Processing Unit (NPU) – the Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU. This powerhouse delivers a phenomenal 45 TOPS (trillions of operations per second), empowering a new wave of on-device AI applications.

Revolutionizing Workflows with AI

The capabilities of the Snapdragon X Plus NPU extend far beyond theoretical benchmarks. Qualcomm showcased a glimpse of the future with demonstrations of several groundbreaking AI-powered applications:

  • Code Generation: Codegen, an extension for Visual Studio Code, leverages on-device generative AI to assist programmers by instantly generating fresh code snippets.
  • AI-powered Music Creation: Diffusion, an AI tool integrated with Audacity, allows users to create entirely new music pieces based on prompts or existing music, all within the application.
  • Real-time Live Captioning: Whisper, an on-device AI technology, empowers OBS Studio with the ability to translate live speech from 100 languages into captions in 100 languages in real time, perfect for seamless multilingual live streams.

A New Era for Mobile Computing

The arrival of Snapdragon X Plus signifies a significant leap forward in mobile computing. PCs powered by this platform are poised to transform user experiences, enabling:

  • Faster workflows and content creation.
  • Extended battery life for all-day productivity.
  • Seamless integration of cutting-edge AI applications.
  • A truly mobile computing experience without compromise.

Availability and Looking Ahead

OEM partners are expected to launch PCs powered by Snapdragon X Plus alongside devices leveraging the previously announced Snapdragon X Elite platform beginning in mid-2024. This signifies Qualcomm’s commitment to providing a comprehensive range of solutions catering to diverse user needs.

With the introduction of Snapdragon X Plus, Qualcomm firmly establishes itself as a leader in shaping the future of personal computing. This platform empowers users to unlock new levels of performance, efficiency, and innovation, paving the way for a more intelligent and productive mobile computing experience.

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For more information, visit the Snapdragon X Plus webpage and product brief. Watch the announcement video here.

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