Qualcomm today announced its second attempt to launch an SoC with the ARM architecture for low-power Windows 10 computers, we are talking about the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, built to a 7nm manufacturing process by TSMC that offers 8x Kryo cores inside 495 (no frequencies announced) along with some unknown Adreno graphics with support for the DirectX 12 API, and an LPDDR4X memory controller that supports maximum speeds of @ 2133 MHz. At least we know that all this lack of information translates into having a TDP of 7W and superior performance over Intel solutions.
According to the company, its Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G is superior in performance to an unknown Intel Core i5 processor of the Comet Lake family with a TDP of 15W, specifically it consumes less than half the power and is up to 18 percent faster, while compared to a Hybrid processor with the same TDP, its SoC is 51% faster. In productivity, the ARM SoC offers up to 39% extra performance per watt consumed over the 10th Gen Core i5 and up to 58% over the Hybrid. Of course, graphics performance, nothing is known.
The information is completed with the support of an SSD unit in NVMe format, connectivity 5G @ 7 Gbps downstream / 3 Gbps upstream, 4G LTE (2 Gbps download), WiFi 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.1, can support cameras up to 32 megapixels and the Acer Spin 7 would be the first laptop to use it.