Moore’s Law is the observation made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every year while the costs are halved. In 1965, Gordon Moore noticed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention. Moore’s law predicts that this trend will continue into the foreseeable future.
Qualcomm is doing its part to preserve Moore’s Law with the recent introduction of its Snapdragon 8cx, the world’s first nanometer PC platform.
Allowing for new form factors in the always-on, always-connected category, the Snapdragon 8cx packs the new Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU. Doubling the memory interface from 64 bit to 128 bit wide, and with greater performance than previous Snapdragon compute platforms, consumers will benefit from enhanced experiences and cutting-edge graphics when creating and consuming content. The Snapdragon 8cx is currently sampling to customers and is expected to begin shipping in commercial devices in Q3 of 2019.
“With performance and battery life as our design tenets, we’re bringing 7nm innovations to the PC space, allowing for smartphone-like capabilities to transform the computing experience,” says Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile for Qualcomm Technologies. “As the fastest Snapdragon platform ever, the Snapdragon 8cx will allow our customers to offer a powerful computing experience of multi-day battery life and multi-gigabit connectivity, in new thin, light and fanless design for consumers and the enterprise.”
The Snapdragon 8cx increases performance while using a fraction of the power required by competing solutions, allowing for multi-day battery life and always-on connectivity when consumers need it most. The Snapdragon 8cx marks the first time the Snapdragon platform is ready for Windows 10 enterprise customers. This gives IT managers the tools to do more and stay secure as enterprises move to harness the power of the cloud to help reduce the complexity of managing today’s modern IT device environment.
With support for second generation USB 3.1 over Type C and third generation PCI-E for limitless peripherals, users can now connect up to two 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors to their Snapdragon 8cx enabled device.