Qualcomm to Take on Apple Silicon Chips With Snapdragon X Series for PCs

Qualcomm today outlined its plans for its next-generation chips designed for PCs. The Snapdragon X series is set to come out in 2024, and Qualcomm claims that it will mark an "inflection point for the PC industry" thanks to the "next-level performance" brought by the new chips.

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Snapdragon X chips will use the Qualcomm Oryon CPU, which is built on the chip technology that it got when it purchased Nuvia. Founded by ex-Apple chip designers, Nuvia designed custom Arm-based chips that are expected to bring Apple silicon-like performance to PCs with improved power and efficiency.

In addition to improved efficiency, Qualcomm's upcoming PC chips include on-device AI processing and 5G connectivity.

As noted by The Verge, Arm has sued Qualcomm and Nuvia for violating the licensing agreements for Arm processor designs and architecture. Arm claims that licenses provided to Nuvia are not valid now that the company has been sold to Qualcomm.

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Prof. Avatar
9 months ago
Competition is always welcome.
Score: 69 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Analog Kid Avatar
9 months ago
Game on!

This is what I've always felt Intel should worry about. Apple is merely a proof of concept. Qualcomm is a potential competitor.

This is where it gets interesting...
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
9 months ago
"take on" Apple - no, they're taking on Intel and AMD ... competition is a good thing
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macintologist Avatar
9 months ago
Competition is good but without the vertical integration of hardware and software will this ever match Apple silicon power/efficiency?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marzbarz Avatar
9 months ago
lol good luck I guess
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sunny5 Avatar
9 months ago


Qualcomm already too close to Apple Silicon in terms of CPU and they already outperformed GPU with Gen 2 compared to A17 Pro. Gen 3 will be way better.

What happened to Apple in terms of chip development?

Laugh all you want cause that's the truth and fact: Qualcomm is now almost better than Apple Silicon on a same lithography and GPU already outperform Apple. Facts hurt you, huh?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)