Lenovo officially launched the ThinkPad X13s notebook, the first Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 3 equipped with Snapdragon’s ARM architecture chip.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 uses Samsung’s 5nm LPE process, the CPU architecture is 4 3.0GHz Prime large cores (based on Cortex-X1) and 4 2.4GHz energy efficiency cores (based on Cortex-A78), with a total cache of 14MB, including 8MB L3 and 6MB System cache.
Compared with the previous generation, the single-core performance of the Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 3 is improved by 40%, and the multi-core performance is improved by up to 85%. At present, the running score of this chip has also been exposed.
According to the news released by the whistleblower SkyJuice on social media recently, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 scored 1111 points in the single-core running and 5764 points in the multi-core running.
For comparison, Apple’s M2 single-core running score which also uses the ARM architecture is 1919 points, and the multi-core running score is 8928 points, which means that the multi-core performance of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is as high as 55% compared to the M2.
It is worth mentioning that Qualcomm revealed earlier this month that it will launch an ARM-based chip code-named Hamoa to compete for head-on with the Apple M2.