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Qualcomm SD Elite X Gaming Performance: 80W SoC Fast as Intel’s 110W Core i7-13700H

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite X processor has made some waves in the notebook market. The chipmaker claims performance similar to flagship x86 offerings in more affordable offerings. The Snapdragon Elite X looks to be Qualcomm’s Ryzen after several years of skidding the sidelines. Benchmarks from Geekerwan indicate that the Arm-based SoC gives the fastest x86 mobility chips a run for their money. We’ll focus on content creation (Cinebench 2024) and gaming benchmarks in this piece.

Cinebench is an excellent representation of content creation workloads, with single and multi-threaded benchmarks for modern processors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite X leads the x86 competition, beating the Intel Core i7-13700H and the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HX in the single and multi-threaded tests by a notable margin.

3DMark Wildlife is a good demonstration of mobility gaming workloads. We see the Elite X beating the iGPUs on the Ryzen 7 7840HS and the Core i7-13700H by a significant margin.

In Control (without RT), the Elite X averages 53 FPS at 1080p, beating the Core i7-13700H but falling behind AMD’s Ryzen 7 7840HX. At 1440p, the Snapdragon Elite X averages 32 FPS, roughly the same as the Radeon 780M on the Ryzen 7 7840HS.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite X SoC looks impressive, especially in popular benchmarks. However, before we can give our approval or rejection, a thorough testing of the processor is required. We’ll continue coverage on the chip in the coming days.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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