Reports suggest that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 will be here very soon. Moreover, it is expected to be a powerful option. As per details, there is a 12MB of shared L2 cache for each block of 4 cores.
Moreover, it features an extra 4 MB for graphics, a 12 MB system-level cache, and 8MB of L3 cache. The best part is that the 64GB RAM comes in 8-channel configurations. The LPDDR5X RAM operates at 2.4GHz.
Moreover, this chipset has Adreno 740, and it is built in. The GPU is the same as the 8 Gen 2. However, you will have the option to use an external GPU. Additionally, this GPU will have the support of 8 lanes of PCIe 4.0. Not to mention, the v 4.0 is two times faster than the PCI e 3.0.
Besides this, an additional 4 PCIe 4.0 lanes will be available for NVMe drives. However, you can have a cheaper storage option of 2-lane UFS 4.0, extending up to 1 TB.
Also, you can have PCIe lanes for peripherals with this chipset. The peripherals may include a Wi-Fi Card or a modem. Unlike its Android counterpart, the 8c Gen 4 will miss the 5G built-in.
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Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 Features
Other than this, you will find amazing wired connectivity options. Precisely, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 contains two USB 3.10 Gbps ports. Moreover, you can also find three USB 4 ports or Thunderbolt 4.
The chipset features a DisplayPort 1.4a. Amazingly, you can easily operate a triple monitor setup, for instance, one 5k and two 4k.
In addition, you can use the Adreno 740 for machine learning. Similarly, the Hexagon Tensor Processor can perform machine learning with up to 45 TOPS in INT8. For now, the complex thing is to get Windows support.
Qualcomm is working with Adobe and Microsoft to find a reliable solution. This chipset can help you decode videos up to 4k screen resolution with a 120fps refresh rate. Whereas video encoding is limited up to 4k / 60fps, including AVI.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 will arrive next year. Moreover, we can expect it to support Windows laptops and tablets. We will have to wait for some more information till 2024.