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New Geekbench listings reveal performance of new Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-100 variant

Qualcomm has just officially announced three variants of the Snapdragon X Elite. Neither Qualcomm nor its OEMs have shared many performance metrics yet. However, new Geekbench listings have offered insights into the potential performance of the Snapdragon X Elite's X1E-80-100 mid-tier variant, which has lower CPU clock speeds than its flagship X1E-84-100 sibling.

Earlier today, Qualcomm shared more details about the Snapdragon X Elite, as well as the lesser Snapdragon X Plus. While the company outlined numerous specifications for the chipsets, it decided against revealing any tangible performance metrics. Nonetheless, recent Geekbench lists have provided a few insights into 'X1E-80-100', the mid-tier Snapdragon X Elite option between X1E-84-100 at the top end and X1E-78-100 at the low end.

Ultimately, Geekbench does not actually refer to the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) by name. Instead, it reports that the chipset has 12 cores running at up to 4 GHz, which is a match for the dual-core boost clock of the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) rather than the more powerful Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100). In short, the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) averaged 2,700 and 13,906 in Geekbench 6's single-core and multi-core benchmarks, respectively.

(Image source: Qualcomm)
(Image source: Qualcomm)

Unfortunately, Geekbench does not provide many other chipset details, such as its TDP. However, our Snapdragon X Elite Reference Device benchmarks suggest that the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) is running close to Qualcomm's quoted 23 W TDP. Based on these averages of 2,700 and 13,906, it would seem that the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) will be competitive with current-generation AMD Zen 4 and Intel Meteor Lake-H processors like the Ryzen 9 8945HS or Core Ultra 9 185H.

Likewise, the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) delivers similar single-core performance to Apple's M2 generation chipsets. With that being said, Qualcomm's effort is no match for the M2 Pro or M2 Max in Geekbench's multi-core benchmark, let alone the newer M3 Pro or M3 Max. Instead, the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) only outperforms the standard Apple M3 in this regard.

Arguably, this should come as no surprise, considering that the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) has 50% more CPU cores than the Apple M3. It is worth stressing that the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) was benchmarked using a Windows 11 'Balanced' performance plan, though. Thus, it may achieve slightly higher benchmark scores with a 'High Performance' mode enabled. Still, this change would unlikely yield the extra horsepower necessary to close the gap to Apple's recent Pro and Max chipsets.

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(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)


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Alex Alderson, 2024-04-24 (Update: 2024-04-25)