Leak suggests lower-end Windows 11 on ARM PCs may use Snapdragon X Plus | Laptop News

Qualcomm has big plans for its Snapdragon X line-up. As I reported recently, Qualcomm has been internally testing multiple SKUs for Snapdragon X. Thanks to a new leak, we now know the second chip in the Snapdragon X line up is called “Plus”. Unlike X Elite, X Plus may ship with lower cores and clock power, specifically designed for affordable ARM PCs.

We don’t know when Snapdragon X Plus chips will begin shipping, but the chipmaker has confirmed it plans to launch X Elite-based Windows 11 on ARM devices with AI features in mid-2024.

As posted by some testers at Baidu forums, Qualcomm is exploring multiple SKUs under the X Elite and X Plus lineup:

Snapdragon X Elite:

  • X1E84100
  • X1E80100
  • X1E78100
  • X1E76100

Snapdragon X Plus:

  • X1P64100
  • X1P62100
  • X1P56100
  • X1P40100

The above screenshot of the leaked Snapdragon X processors shows different configuration settings, such as the model number, followed by the GPU type it uses.

For example, the Snapdragon “X Elite” and “X Plus” series are mentioned, with model numbers such as “X1E80100”, “X1E78100”, “X1P62100”, etc., and all are using Qualcomm’s Adreno GPUs.

What’s particularly interesting is that the Snapdragon X line up will support multiple versions of DirectXL. For example, references to qcdx11arm64xum.dll and qcdx12arm64xum.dll suggest they are ARM64 versions of DirectX 11 and DirectX 12, respectively.

As for performance, we know that the Snapdragon X Elite X1E80100 is the flagship chip with 12 cores and 4.3Ghz processing power. This is according to the leaked benchmark of prototypes, so actual performance may vary.

Snapdragon X Plus could use fewer cores or lower clock speed

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