What just happened? Qualcomm presented this week two new chips for its made-for-PC lineup at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. The processors will power budget and mid-range Windows laptops once they trickle down into the market.
The new Snapdragon 8c compute platform, built on a 7nm process, is said to deliver up to 30 percent faster CPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 850 it replaces. It packs an octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 490 CPU alongside Adreno 675 graphics and a Snapdragon X24 LTE modem although the option exists for manufacturers to also pair it with an X55 5G modem.