Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and X Elite Are Here

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and X Elite Are Here

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: October 25, 2023

Qualcomm just launched its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 during its Snapdragon Summit held on Tuesday.

According to the tech giant, the mobile platform is the first of its kind "meticulously designed with generative AI in mind."

Its built-in AI Engine is the first ever to support generative AI models with up to 10 billion parameters, helping users draft documents and create content. 

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 also boasts incredible resolution game quality of up to 8k without affecting battery or performance. Additionally, the company claims the system's upgraded GPU allows for 25% faster graphics rendering and 25% better GPU power efficiency, making it an ideal portable gaming console. 

When it comes to its camera, AI features take the cake. Through Qualcomm spectra, users can produce AI-enhanced photos and videos in real-time to enhance the quality of an environment, as well as use voice-activated generative AI to create photos and edit videos. 

One user showcased the camera's ability to expand images based on an existing image, all done within the device. 

“Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 infuses high-performance AI across the entire system to deliver premium-level performance and extraordinary experiences to consumers," Qualcomm Technologies Senior Vice President of Mobile Handsets Chris Patrick shared in a statement

"Each year, we set out to design leading features and technologies that will power our latest Snapdragon 8-series mobile platform and the next generation of flagship Android devices," he concluded.

Snapdragon X Elite Pushes Boundaries With AI

The tech giant has also unveiled the Snapdragon Elite X, what it calls its strongest processor to date.

The chips, such as the recently unveiled Qualcomm Oryon, are manufactured using a 4nm production process and boast an impressive 136GB/s of memory bandwidth. 

Based on the same Qualcomm AI engine, the processor also has the power to run generative AI LLM models over 13B parameters on-device with "blazing-fast speeds," reportedly outperforming the likes of Intel Core i7 processors.

"Snapdragon X Elite represents a dramatic leap in innovation for computing as we deliver our new, custom Qualcomm Oryon CPU for super-charged performance that will delight consumers with incredible power efficiency and take their creativity and productivity to the next level,” Kedar Kondap, Qualcomm Senior Vice President of Compute & Gaming said in a statement

These PCs are anticipated to be available for shipment around the middle of 2024.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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