Leaked Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 benchmark brings good news

August 24, 2022
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Time for some quality leaks! It appears that Windows on ARM PCs could be about to get a big boost in performance thanks to the upcoming Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3.

A Geekbench listing has been spotted for the chip.

And its results show a marked improvement over the current generation Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 that now powers a handful of Windows on ARM machines. Still nowhere near what Apple has done with its impressive M1 lineup, but that is to be expected.

After all, those chips outperform some of the best CPUs from Intel and AMD.

Geekbench Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

But getting back to the leak, it shows a single-core score of 1010 and a multi-core score of 5335. In comparison, the Gen 2 chip could only muster 797 and 3006 respectively. This is what devices like the HP Elite Folio and the Surface Pro X were limited to.

This single-core score of the Gen 3 chip put it within the range of the Lenovo Yoga C740 that actually houses an Intel Core i5-10210U CPU. While its multi-core numbers place it above the HP Spectre x360 14 that is powered by an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor.

And while benchmark figures are not the only factor that affects PC performance, computers powered by this upcoming chip could see significant improvement over the previous generation.

Then again, Qualcomm might need all the help it can get, as the company may soon see more serious competition in the Windows on ARM space after its exclusivity deal with Microsoft expires.

The promise of the third generation of the Qualcomm 8cx line would at least help Qualcomm stave off any competitor that may show up.

You know, the likes of MediaTek and Samsung.

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Benchmarks · Featured · Leaks · Windows on ARM

Fahad Ali is a professional freelancer, specializing in technology, web design and development and enterprise applications. He is the primary contributor to this website. When he is not typing away on his keyboard, he is relaxing to some soft jazz.

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