Qualcomm’s latest chipset for Windows could give Apple some serious competition


Apple’s M-series chipsets have been absolutely killing it, offering users massive performance upgrades over Intel’s CPUs and also offering insane battery life. But it looks like Windows users could soon enjoy similar benefits, at least if these recently-discovered Geekbench benchmark scores are anything to go by.

The benchmarks are for Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 chipset which will be used to power Windows PCs. According to the benchmark scores, the chipset managed to score 1,197 on single-core and 9,337 on multi-core. As noted by Windows Latest, this new chipset still lags behind the M2 which scored between 2,592-2,645 for single-core and 9,797-14,197 for multi-core, but the gap is definitely closing.

It did, however, manage to beat the Apple M1 chipset, at least on the multi-core front.

Keep in mind that nothing official has been announced yet and that benchmarks can be faked or manipulated, but assuming these are semi-accurate, at this rate, it might take Qualcomm one or two more generations before the gap is closed or even surpassed, but for now it looks very promising.

Qualcomm has been developing ARM-based chipsets for Windows PCs in the past, but their performance levels did leave much to be desired, but these benchmarks certainly show a lot of potential.

Recently, there have also been rumors that in 2024/2025, NVIDIA and AMD could step in with their own ARM chipsets for PCs, providing PC makers and users with more potentially powerful options. It is unclear when we will be seeing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 chipset make its debut, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Source: Windows Latest

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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