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Qualcomm Snapdragon X Adreno X1-85 (3.8 TFLOPS)

Qualcomm SD X Adreno X1-85 3.8 TFLOPS GPU

The 3.8 TFLOPS Adreno X1-85 is an integrated graphics adapter that several Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus series processors feature. Due to its older underlying architecture, it is limited to DirectX 12 rather than DirectX 12 Ultimate, despite featuring ray tracing and VRS support. OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulcan 1.3 are supported, too, as are the popular AVC, HEVC and AV1 video codecs (both decoding and encoding).

The 3.8 TFLOPS of performance that the X1-85 supposedly delivers pale in comparison to what the slowest current-generation professional Nvidia Ada graphics card for laptops, the RTX 500 Ada, has to offer (which is 9.2 TFLOPS). The highest monitor resolution supported here is UHD 2160p rather than SUHD 4320p; Intel and AMD iGPUs have been offering the latter for a while.

The faster 4.6 TFLOPS Adreno X1-85 GPU is reserved for the most powerful Snapdragon X Elite processor, the X1E-84-100. It runs at higher clock speeds while delivering the same features that the 3.8 TFLOPS flavor does and having the same hardware configuration.

Performance

Based on the two reviews Notebookcheck did in June 2024, its gaming performance is rather underwhelming. While faster than the aging Intel Iris Xe (96 EUs), the Adreno fails to outgun the Radeon 780M meaning it has no chance of matching full-fat discrete graphics cards such as the RTX 4050 Laptop. Baldur's Gate 3, a triple-A title released in 2023, is mostly unplayable at 1080p / Low. GTA V runs well at 1080p / High but that's a game that broke cover in 2015.

Snapdragon X Series

SD X Adreno X1-85 4.6 TFLOPS GPU compare? Bit @ 8448 MHz
SD X Adreno X1-85 3.8 TFLOPS GPU? Bit @ 8448 MHz
Memory Speed8448 MHz
Memory TypeLPDDR5x
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption35 Watt
technology4 nm
Displays3 Displays (max.)
FeaturesSUHD 2160p60 resolution support, AVC/HEVC/AV1 encoding and decoding
Date of Announcement26.10.2023
CPU in SD X Adreno X1-85 3.8 TFLOPS GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-10012 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-78-10012 x ? MHz, 35 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus X1P-64-10010 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus X1P-42-1008 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 266.9     avg: 292.2     median: 274.5 (20%)     max: 356 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 104.6     avg: 262.4     median: 315 (2%)     max: 315 fps
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU OpenCL
min: 19879     avg: 20139     median: 20147 (6%)     max: 20551 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Vulkan
min: 23174     avg: 23485     median: 23359 (8%)     max: 23831 points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 16.1     avg: 17.6     median: 17.5 (2%)     max: 19.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 21.4     avg: 23.8     median: 23.8 (3%)     max: 26.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cyberpunk 2077 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 33.5     avg: 36.7     median: 37.2 (16%)     max: 39 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cyberpunk 2077 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 26.8     avg: 33.9     median: 36 (5%)     max: 38.9 Watt
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Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1920x1080
85.1 87.6 88.2 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
51.9 55.2 63.8 ~ 57 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1920x1080
21 22.1 22.7 23 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17.7 18.3 18.8 18.9 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15 16.3 16.4 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.2 14.3 14.4 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (FSR off) 1280x720
34.6
30min Start Ultra Preset (FSR off) 1920x1080
12.1
11.4
12
15.3
low 1920x1080
23.1 23.2 24.3 24.7 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.3 19.6 19.7 20.3 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.5 17.1 17.2 17.5 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.3 16.6 16.9 17 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1280x720
35.5
F1 22

F1 22

2022
low 1920x1080
54.7 57 57.6 ~ 56 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
49.6 50.1 51 ~ 50 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.2 37 38 ~ 37 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27 28.2 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Low Preset 16xAF TAA 1280x720
60
94.2
low 1920x1080
41.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
30.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Lowest Preset (DX12) 1280x720
67.6
low 1280x720
56 57 60 ~ 58 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
25 25 25 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23 23 23 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
68 114.3 137 137 ~ 114 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
43.6 49 51 51 ~ 49 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.7 42 42 43 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32 36 37 37 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
29.5 36.4 36.5 37.8 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
51 53.6 57.3 57.6 ~ 55 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23 24.9 24.9 25 ~ 24 fps    + Compare