Qualcomm today announced its next generation processor platform for ever-connected PCs. The company today announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute platform, it is a high-end processor platform that will run next-generation PCs.
Snapdragon 8cx is the world's first 7nm PC platform that strikes Intel's processors in the long run. The company's new 8cx processors come along with existing Snapdragon 850, with the previously expected to support high-end devices.
Here are the highlights:
- New Kyro 495 processor, the fastest ever built by Qualcomm. 2x more transistors and 2x memory bandwidth for faster performance. It's 3.6 times faster than Snapdragon 835
- A bigger cache than previous platforms that provide faster multi-tasking
- New Adreno 680 GPU designed to offer 2x boost in graphics performance
- Supports two 4K external monitors at a time  2nd Generation HDR Playback
- New AI Engine With Hexagon 685 DSP, Combined with Alexa and Cortana Support with Qualcomm Aqstic Technology
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 + Technical Support for faster charging of the device  Snapdragon X24 LTE modem with speeds up to 2 Gbps
- Support for Windows 10 Enterprise for the first time, as well as Pro and Home
Qualcomm hopes to send the new Snapdragon 8cx Compute platform to always connected PCs once in the end of 2019. 
The new upgrades are massive winnings for Qualcomm on the PC, and Intel has a ton of catching up. With Microsoft, ARM and other developers continued (like Mozilla, which transfers Firefox to ARM), it is clear that ARM is the future of Windows. And, Qualcomm really comes to Intel's business.
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