Snapdragon X Elite leak: 12-core Oryon CPU, 4.6TF Adreno GPU, LPDDR5X, AV1 and WiFi7

Published: Oct 22nd 2023, 18:45 GMT   Comments

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite ARM SoC for PCs leaks out, 12 Oryon Cores and 4.6 TF Adreno GPU

The full disclosure of Qualcomm’s most powerful chip. 

As previously announced earlier this month, Qualcomm is set to make a renewed entry into the Windows-based ecosystem with the introduction of a fresh Snapdragon X series. Leading the charge is the Snapdragon X Elite, the new chip under new banner, which places an emphasis on high-performance Orion Cores and new graphics capabilities.

The X-Elite 4nm SoC places a strong focus on supporting generative AI through its potent Hexagon NPU (Neural Processing Unit), capable of delivering 45 TOPS (trillion operations per second). This performance is a noteworthy 55% increase compared to its predecessor, the 8cx Gen3 SoC.

For PC users seeking alternatives to the x86 architecture, power efficiency becomes an important consideration. Here, Qualcomm claims that their new SoC will deliver similar performance at 1/3 of the required power compared to the competition. The report does not confirm what exactly is being compared, so these numbers should always be taken with a grain of salt.

Snapdragon X Elite, Source: Qualcomm

The Snapdragon X Elite’s graphics processor, simply referred to as the Adreno GPU, is poised to deliver an impressive 4.6 TFLOPs of computing power, presumably in FP32 (single-precision) operations. This level of performance hints at even greater computational capabilities than the Xbox Series S, which is based on the AMD RDNA2 architecture. Just like its predecessor, the 8cx Gen3, the Adreno GPU will also provide support for DirectX 12.

Snapdragon X Elite (GPU), Source: Qualcomm

In terms of memory, the SoC will offer compatibility with LPDDR5X-8533, which supports up to 8 channels of 16-bit width. This translates to a maximum bandwidth of 136GB/s and the capacity to support up to 64GB of memory. This represents an upgrade over the LPDDR4x-4266 specifications found in the previous generation. Connectivity options have also been enhanced, as the new chip will support Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 specifications, marking an upgrade from the Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 capabilities in the current-generation chip. Additionally, it’s noteworthy that the Video Processing Unit will now provide support for AV1 encoding and decoding, a feature that was absent in the 8cx Gen3.

Snapdragon X Elite (CPU), Source: Qualcomm

According to the report, the X-Elite SoC will be launched in mid-2024. By that time, one should expect a full disclosure of Intel’s Meteor Lake and AMD Strix Point processors for next-gen mobile systems.

Snapdragon X Elite
CPUQualcomm® Oryon™ CPU
64-bit Architecture
12 cores, up to 3.8 GHz
Single and Dual-Core Boost, up to 4.3 GHz
GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
Up to 4.6 TFLOPs
API Support: DX12
MemoryMemory: LPDDR5x-8533
Capacity: Up to 64 GB
Bandwidth: 136 GB/s
Bit Width: 16-bit
Number of Channels: 8
StorageSD: SD v3.0
SSD/NVMe Interface: NVMe SSD over PCIe Gen 4
UFS: UFS 4.0
DisplayQualcomm® Adreno™ DPU
Max. On-Device Display Resolution: eDP v1.4b, up to
UHD120 HDR10
Max. External Display Resolution: DP v1.4 – 3
displays, up to UHD60 HDR10, 2 displays 5K60
VPUQualcomm® Adreno™ VPU
Encode: 4K60 10-bit encode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), AV1
Decode: 4K120 10-bit decode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), VP9, AV1
Concurrency: 4K60 decode – H.264,
HEVC (H.265), VP9, AV1 / 2x 4K30 encode –
H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
CameraQualcomm Spectra™ ISP
Dual 18-bit ISPs
Always-sensing ISP
Dual Camera: 2x 36 MP
Single Camera: Up to 64 MP
Video Capture: 4K HDR
WiFi/BluetoothQualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 System
Generations: Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6
Standards: 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n,
802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Spectral Bands: 6 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Spatial Streams: Up to 4
Peak QAM: 4K QAM
Features: Passpoint, 8×8 Sounding, TDLS, Wi-Fi, QoS Management, Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity, Wi-Fi Location, OFDMA (UL/DL), Miracast, Target, Wake Time, Voice-Enterprise, MU-MIMO (UL/DL), Multi-Link Operation (MLO), High-band Simultaneous (HBS)
Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth 5.4
Bluetooth Connection Technology: Bluetooth LE
M.2. Interface: WiFi M.2. card over PCIe Gen 3
USBUSB Specification Version: USB 4.0
Interface Type: 3x USB-C
3x USB4, 2x USB3.2 Gen2, 1x eUSB2

Source: Windows Report

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy