Qualcomm officially unveils the Snapdragon X Plus processor for laptops

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus
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Qualcomm has finally announced their latest processor for laptops, the Snapdragon X Plus, which is a slightly step-down processor from the X Elite. In this article, we will discuss the Snapdragon X Plus in more detail.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus Overview


The Snapdragon X Plus is built on a 4nm process and features a 10-core Oryon CPU with clock speeds up to 3.4 GHz and a total cache of 42 MB. Additionally, it boasts an integrated 3.8 teraflop (TFLOP) Adreno GPU. The Snapdragon X Plus features a 45 TOPS Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus


The Snapdragon X Plus comes with a display processing unit (DPU), named Qualcomm® Adreno™, which supports a maximum on-device display resolution of 4K Ultra HD at 120 Hz and a maximum external display resolution of 4K at 60 Hz. It also supports HDR10 and can drive up to three concurrent displays via a DisplayPort 1.4 interface.

Video Processing

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus features

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus features Qualcomm® Adreno™ Video Processing Unit (VPU), which  offers advanced video encoding and decoding capabilities. The encoder supports 4K at 60 Hz, 10-bit depth, and codecs such as H.264 (AVC), AV1, and H.265 (HEVC). Meanwhile, the decoder can handle 4K at 120 Hz, 10-bit depth, and codecs like H.264 (AVC), VP9, AV1, and H.265 (HEVC). The processor includes a dual Qualcomm® Spectra™ Image Signal Processor (ISP) with 18-bit depth, enabling advanced camera capabilities.

Memory and Storage

The Snapdragon X Plus supports LPDDR5x memory with up to 64 GB capacity, 16-bit width, 8 channels, and a transfer rate of 8448 MT/s, resulting in a bandwidth of 135 GB/s. For storage, it offers SD 3.0, NVMe over PCIe 4.0, and UFS 4.0 interfaces.


In terms of connectivity, the processor features Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 support. Additionally, it integrates the Snapdragon™ X65 5G Modem-RF System, offering peak download speeds of 10 Gbps and peak upload speeds of 3.5 Gbps.

Snapdragon X Plus Specifications

  • Process: 4nm  
  • Core: 10-core Oryon CPU  
  • Clock Speed: Up to 3.4 GHz, 42 MB total cache 
  • GPU: 3.8 teraflop (TFLOP) integrated Adreno GPU
  • Display
    • Display Processing Unit (DPU) Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™
    • Maximum On-Device Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD @ 120 Hz
    • Maximum External Display Resolution: 4K @ 60 Hz
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR10
    • Number of Concurrent Displays: 3
    • Interface Type: DisplayPort 1.4
  • Video Processing Unit: Qualcomm® Adreno™ VPU
  • Encoder: 4K @ 60 Hz, 10-bit depth, H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), AV1, H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC))
  • Decoder: 4K @ 120 Hz, 10-bit depth,  H.264 (Advanced Video Coding (AVC)), VP9, AV1, H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC))
  • NPU: 45 TOPS NPU  
  • ISP: Qualcomm® Spectra™ ( Dual), 18-bit depth
  • Memory
    • Type: LPDDR5x
    • Bit Width: 16-bit
    • Number of Channels: 8
    • Transfer Rate: 8448 MT/s
    • Bandwidth: 135 GB/s
    • Capacity: Up to 64 GB
  • Storage:
    • SD: SD 3.0
    • SSD/NVMe Interface: NVMe, over PCIe 4.0
    • UFS: UFS 4.0
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4  
  • 5G modem: 
    • Snapdragon™ X65 5G Modem-RF System
    • 10Gbps peak download speed
    • 3.5 Gbps peak upload speed

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus Availability

Laptops with Snapdragon X Plus and X Elite chips will start shipping in mid-2024. More details coming soon.

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