Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X Plus to transform PC industry

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the launch of Snapdragon X Plus platform as part of its strategy to transform the PC industry.
Snapdragon X Plus from Qualcomm for PCs
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Snapdragon X Plus features Qualcomm Oryon CPU, delivering up to 37 percent faster CPU performance compared to competitors, while consuming up to 54 percent less power.

Snapdragon X Plus is designed to meet the demands of on-device AI-driven applications, powered by the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU capable of 45 TOPS, making it the world’s fastest NPU for laptops.

“Snapdragon X Series platforms deliver leading experiences. Snapdragon X Plus will power AI-Supercharged PCs that enable even more users to excel,” said Kedar Kondap, senior vice president and general manager of compute and gaming, Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Technologies demonstrated new AI-optimized applications and features running on the 45 TOPS NPU, including:

Code generation in Visual Studio Code from Codegen, to assist programmers by generating fresh code instantly with on-device generative AI.

Music generation in Audacity, using Riffusion on-device AI, to generate new music from prompts or pre-existing music.

Live captions in OBS Studio, to provide automatic translation of 100 spoken languages into live captions in 100 languages using Whisper on-device, in real-time during livestreams.

OEMs are expected to launch PCs powered by Snapdragon X Plus alongside devices powered by Snapdragon X Elite starting mid-2024.