Qualcomm recently announced its new flagship ARM chip for Windows computers, the X Elite, but the chip maker is testing a sub-tier chip, expected to be called the Snapdragon X Plus.

The SKU number for the SoC in question is the X1P. Given that the Snapdragon X Elite is the X1E, it’s logical to expect that this is the Snapdragon X Plus.

Qualcomm has been testing the X1P44100 and X1P46100 chips at least since February. The two SoCs have the Snapdragon X65 5G modem built-in, but we have no other information about the chips’ architecture.

Qualcomm is testing a second ARM SoC for Windows - the Snapdragon X Plus

We could expect the cores of the X Elite to be the base for the X Plus, just clocked down, but this is just speculation on our part. Winfuture’s report points to the possibility of a 10-core Snapdragon X Plus to supplement the 12-core X Elite.

Qualcomm’s custom ARM cores are expected to bring meaningful competition to Apple’s ARM chips.


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