Qualcomm processors are known for being powerful and efficient in mobile devices, but how do they stack up against Apple’s new laptop chips?
According to tests by Windows Central, Qualcomm processors are now on par with the Apple M3. In other words, Qualcomm processors are no longer far behind Apple’s chips.
They can now compete head-to-head with the M3. This is a significant development, as consumers have more choices when buying a laptop. They no longer have to choose between a laptop with an Apple chip and a Qualcomm chip.
Qualcomm finally stands up to Apple.
A processor designed for Windows 11
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X Elite processor is designed for Windows 11 laptops on ARM. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and a maximum frequency of 3.2 GHz. It also has a built-in Adreno 685 GPU, a 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and support for up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory.
This processor is designed to offer good performance for common tasks like web browsing, watching videos, editing documents, and using Microsoft Store apps. It can also run 64-bit Windows 10 apps through emulation, but they may run slower.
A duel of titans: Snapdragon X Elite vs Apple M3
Windows Central compared the performance of the Snapdragon X Elite and Apple M3 processors by testing the Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G and 14-inch MacBook Air laptops, respectively. Both laptops have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The test results showed that The Snapdragon X Elite is very close to the Apple M3 in several aspects, such as boot speed, battery life, graphical performance, and interface fluidity. Single-core performance is still a little better than Apple, but it competes with the M3 and M3 Pro in multiple cores.
A promising future for Windows 11 laptops on ARM
The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite is a powerful processor that can compete with the Apple M3 in many ways. This is good news for Windows 11 laptops on ARM, which are a good alternative for people who want a light, powerful device with long battery life.
The Snapdragon X Elite is not the only Qualcomm processor for this segment. The company plans to launch other, even more powerful and efficient processors in the future. Qualcomm is not the only company betting on ARM chips for Windows 11. Other companies, such as Samsung, MediaTek, and Nvidia, are also doing so.
This means that Windows 11 laptops on ARM have a bright future. Users will have more and better choices when choosing a device. Qualcomm processors, such as the Snapdragon X Elite, prove that ARM chips can compete with Apple’s chips. And Windows 11 can offer an excellent user experience on these devices.