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New hope laptop on the Arm platform. SQ1 is an accelerated version of the Snapdragon SoC 8cx

IXBT.com fresh news all the sections together 02.10.2019 at 21:00

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Microsoft today unveiled a lot of interesting devices. For example, Surface Laptop 3 got a "custom" AMD Ryzen Surface Edition.

While the Surface Pro tablet got Surface X SQ1 — revised version of the Snapdragon SoC 8cx. Innovations in AMD we have already dealt with, came the turn this system on a chip.

so, during the announcement Microsoft, as in the case of processors Ryzen Surface Edition, did not disclose details, saying only that SQ1 faster than Snapdragon 8cx. Now we have the details. However, unlike AMD, though Qualcomm issued a press release, did not disclose details about SQ1, so you have to use third-party data sources.

let's Start with the fact that the platform is simply called SQ1, SQ1 and not Surface. In SQ1 relatively 8cx accelerated Snapdragon processor, and GPU. In particular, the CPU frequency is increased from 2.84 GHz to 3 GHz, and GPU performance has increased from 1.8 to 2.1 TFLOPS. SQ1 power consumption is 7 watts, but the figure could rise to 15 watts when needed. Separately it can be noted the performance of unit AI, which is 9 TOPS. This single chip system will not be available to other manufacturers.

Recall that in the sale of Surface Pro X will be available in November at a price of $ 1,000. Will he be the first on the market with Snapdragon SoC 8cx (albeit accelerated), is unclear, but in any case soon we will know whether such a single-chip system to fight with full Intel and AMD.

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