Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X Plus platform for AI-Supercharged PCs

Devdiscourse News Desk | San Diego | Updated: 24-04-2024 22:22 IST | Created: 24-04-2024 22:14 IST
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X Plus platform for AI-Supercharged PCs
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Qualcomm Technologies has expanded its premier Snapdragon X Series platform portfolio with the introduction of the Snapdragon X Plus which is set to transform the PC industry.

The Snapdragon X Plus platform features the Qualcomm Oryon CPU, a custom-integrated processor that offers a substantial 37% increase in CPU performance over its competitors while being 54% more power-efficient.

The new platform features Qualcomm Hexagon NPU, which boasts a processing capability of 45 TOPS - making it the fastest Neural Processing Unit (NPU) available for laptops.

Qualcomm showcased several AI-optimized applications and features running on the 45 TOPS NPU including:

  • Code Generation: Using Codegen in Visual Studio Code, this feature aids programmers by instantly generating new code directly on the device.
  • Music Creation: Generate new music from prompts or pre-existing music by using Riffusion on-device AI on Audacity
  • Real-Time Translation: OBS Studio supports live captions, offering real-time automatic translation of speech in 100 languages into captions in as many languages in real-time using Whisper on-device.

"Snapdragon X Series platforms deliver leading experiences and are positioned to revolutionize the PC industry. Snapdragon X Plus will power AI-Supercharged PCs that enable even more users to excel as radical new AI experiences emerge in this period of rapid development and deployment," said Kedar Kondap, senior vice president and general manager of compute and gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

PCs powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Plus and Snapdragon X Elite platforms are expected to launch from leading global OEMs starting mid-2024.

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