Windows 11 Snapdragon X Elite benchmark shows Apple M3 performance gap is closing | Laptop News

Snapdragon X announcement teaser | Image Courtesy: Qualcomm

Multiple Geekbench listings for a prototype device with a Qualcomm processor named “ZH-WXX,” specifically the Snapdragon X Elite – XE1800, reveal some interesting details. In the leaked tests, a prototype device with the new ARM chip has fetched 12,562 points in multi-core benchmark tests.

We all know Aplpe Silicon M chips for computers are incredibly powerful without consuming too much power. Qualcomm has been trying to build a processor to rival the Apple M lineup for years, and it has been closely working with Microsoft on Windows 11-optimized “Snapdragon X Elite”.

In an earnings call, Qualcomm previously confirmed it’s planning to launch Snapdragon X Elite for Windows 11 in mid-2024 with AI features, and now benchmarks have been spotted on Geekbench. While previous versions of Snapdragon ARM chips failed to beat Apple M, this one outperforms M1 and M2 and is close to M3 performance.

Snapdragon X Elite benchmark | Image Courtesy: Geekbench /

As you can see in the above screenshot, the Geekbench test confirms that the Snapdragon X Elite is a powerful chip with a single-core score of 2,574. It’s a measure of raw processing power for single-threaded apps on a prototype device running early preview builds of Windows 11 version 24H2.

This score represents the performance of a single CPU core when running tasks that don’t benefit from multiple cores.

On the other hand, Snapdragon X Elite has touched a multi-core score of 12,562, which reflects the combined performance of all CPU cores when running multi-threaded tasks, which is essential for workloads that can be parallelized across multiple cores.

The benchmark mentions the “Snapdragon X Elite…

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