According to a benchmark, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 performs poorly, much worse than the performance of the present Apple M1 processor or the rumored upcoming M2 chip.
Qualcomm and its engineers have been working for months to produce a chip capable of reversing the tide on the ARM processor sector for laptops and stationary computers. On a Lenovo ThinkPad X13s laptop running Windows, a poor first benchmark for the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Overview on GeekBench 5, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 impresses little.
In single-core computing, Qualcomm’s processor receives 1,111 points, while in multi-core computing, it receives 5,764 points. In contrast, the M1 chip in a MacBook Pro 13 2020 scores 1,740 points in single-core and 7,718 points in multi-core on the same Benchmark. As a result, a processor released two years ago outperforms Qualcomm’s latest SoC handily.
The new M2 chip suffers from the same deadly dynamics. The latter scored 1,919 points in single-core and 8,928 points in multi-core when tested using GeekBench 5. These findings back up Sravan Kundojjala, a Strategy Analytics analyst, who previously claimed that Apple was three years ahead of the field of ARM processors and its immediate rivals, including Qualcomm, with its “M” chips.
However, it’s worth noting that Qualcomm’s acquisition of Nuvia and employment of its engineers has most likely yet to bear fruit. The semiconductor that will be produced as a consequence of this strategic purchase is still being developed.
Furthermore, Qualcomm’s CEO said a few weeks ago that his company’s upcoming ARM SoC for laptops would be the best in the world in terms of performance. As we both know Apple won’t just stand by; rest certain that the company is already working on M2 Pro and M2 Max processors that may once again put the competition in a tight place.