It looks like Lenovo is working on a new laptop based on Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced high-performance Arm PC platform. The new chip is likely to be called Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and will be noticeably more productive than the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, designed for use in flagship smartphones.
The computer in which the new chipset was spotted showed up in the Geekbench database under the name Lenovo QRD. So far, practically nothing is known about the device, except that the current Windows 11 will be preinstalled as the operating system out of the box. It is assumed that we are talking about the successor to Lenovo IdeaPad 5G, presented last January, which is based on the original Snapdragon 8cx from 2018.
As for the new chipset, its multi-core performance is almost significantly higher than that of the current mobile flagship Snapdragon 888. In the Geekbench multi-core test, Lenovo’s QRD laptop scored 5335 points, while the corresponding score for Snapdragon 888 in the Galaxy S21 is 3200 points. The single-core performance of the devices is about the same. According to Geekbench, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is clocked at 2.69GHz. The chipset includes eight cores.
Qualcomm has yet to provide any details on the new chip for computers, but chances are it will be unveiled on November 30 alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile flagship.