Qualcomm’s latest PC chip outperforms Apple’s M1 chip for the first time (but there’s a trick to it)

It’s been 3 years since the M1 chip was introduced, and Qualcomm finally has something equivalent, albeit using some tricks.

It took Qualcomm 3 years to beat Apple’s M1 (and cheats)

HE Apple’s M1 chip, released in 2020, surprised the entire industry. It is a computer chip based on ARM technology, which is used by chips for smartphones and tablets. Apple hit the table with a powerful and efficient chip, and so far no one has been able to offer anything similar.

It is known that Qualcomm is actively working on a chip that will rival the Apple Silicon chips that manufacturers using Windows can use. And it looks like the company has made significant progress. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 chip leaked on Geekbechknown internally as “Hamoa” and in raw power almost catches up to Apple’s M2 chip. Although with some tricks.

M1 and M2

Qualcomm managed to catch up with Apple’s M1 chip after 3 years

Qualcomm managed to surpass the M1 chip for the first time

News is important because For the first time, Qualcomm managed to surpass the M1 chip in terms of power Geekbench test results of the new Qualcomm CPU reveal that it received 1197 points in single-core and 9337 points in multi-core. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 has eight performance cores and four efficiency cores.

Both are chips M1 has four performance cores and four efficiency cores like M2. So Qualcomm managed to surpass the M1 in terms of muscle by doubling the processor cores. That’s basically what Apple did with the M1 Pro chip with up to 8 high-performance cores.

Processor a core multicore
M1 2334 8316
M2 2589 9742
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 1197 9337
M1 Pro 2375 12202

This means that although Qualcomm managed to beat Apple’s M1 chip, which was launched in 2020 for the first time, the comparison is a gimmick. Cores used by Qualcomm do not offer Apple’s performanceso the only way to get close is to add more cores. It can a significant disadvantage in terms of consumption and efficiency. As the number of cores increases, energy consumption in general also increases.

Also it does not pass the M2 chip and Apple is about to release its M3 chipIt will definitely exceed 10,000 points in Geekbench and be very close to the performance of the M1 Pro chip. Qualcomm has no real alternative on the marketSince Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 is under development. Apple still has many advantages.

Source: i Padizate

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I'm Blaine Morgan, an experienced journalist and writer with over 8 years of experience in the tech industry. My expertise lies in writing about technology news and trends, covering everything from cutting-edge gadgets to emerging software developments. I've written for several leading publications including Gadget Onus where I am an author.


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