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Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-84-100

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-84-100

The Snapdragon X Elite X1E-84-100 is a pretty fast ARM architecture processor (SoC) for use in Windows laptops. The X1E-84-100 is the fastest member of the Snapdragon X series, as of May 2024; as such, it has 12 Oryon CPU cores (3 clusters of equally powerful cores; 12 threads) running at up to 4.2 GHz, along with the 4.6 TFLOPS Adreno X1-85 GPU, the 45 TOPS Hexagon NPU and an impressively fast LPDDR5x-8448 memory controller.

Two slower Snapdragon X Elite flavors exist, known as the X1E-80-100 and X1E-78-100. In the meantime, the X1E-00-1DE is a special version of the X1E-84-100 aimed at system makers and software developers that has just slightly higher single-core and dual-core Boost clock speed of 4.3 GHz but otherwise the same CPU/GPU/NPU configuration.

Architecture and Features

Qualcomm Oryon cores are in part based on Nuvia IP; they most likely make use of the ARM v8.7 microarchitecture. Much like modern AMD and Intel processors, the Snapdragon chip is compatible with USB 4 and thus with Thunderbolt 4 but it remains to be seen if the X Elite is compatible with GeForce or Radeon discrete graphics cards.

The Qualcomm SoC is believed to have at least 12 PCIe 4 and 4 PCIe 3 lanes for connecting various kinds of devices. NVMe SSDs are supported with a throughput of up to 7.9 GB/s; furthermore, most laptops built around the chip are expected to have 16 GB of LPDDR5X-8448 RAM. There is also a 45 TOPS NPU for accelerating AI workloads.


When all of the 12 cores are under load, they run at up to 3.8 GHz. The 4.2 GHz clock speed is only achievable under single-thread or dual-thread loads.

Taking the difference in clock speeds into consideration, its multi-thread performance should be around 12% higher than that of the X Elite X1E-78-100 for AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS-like performance in most real-world tasks. We'll make sure to update this section once we get our hands on a laptop powered by the X1E-84-100.

Like any other Windows on ARM platform, the Snapdragon X chip works best with applications and games compiled specifically for ARM processors. If making use of the built-in x86 to ARM emulation mode, a performance penalty of about 20% is to be expected.


The integrated 4.6 TFLOPS X1-85 GPU is DirectX 12-enabled but not DirectX 12 Ultimate-enabled, despite featuring VRS and ray tracing support. The 4.6 TFLOPS of performance that it supposedly delivers represent a half of what the slowest current-generation professional Nvidia Ada graphics card for laptops, the RTX 500 Ada, is capable of.

Its gaming performance is set to be just slightly better than that of the Radeon 780M. That should be sufficient for about 30 fps in Baldur's Gate 3, a triple-A title released in 2023, at 1080p / Low. Slightly older games will run just fine with most settings set to Medium.

The Qualcomm iGPU will let you use up to 3 UHD 2160p monitors simultaneously. 2160p120 integrated displays are supported, as are the popular AV1, HEVC and AVC video codecs (both decoding and encoding). The hardware does not support the VVC codec; that feature remains a Lunar Lake exclusive for now.

Power consumption

As the most powerful Snapdragon X Elite chip, the X1E-84-100 can eat up to 80 watts depending on the system and the power profile chosen. This will differ from one laptop to another, with most designs expected to target the 40 W sweet spot.

The SoC is built with a 4 nm TSMC process for decent, as of H1 2024, energy efficiency.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon X

Series: Snapdragon X Oryon

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-84-100 « - 4.2 GHz12 / 12 cores Oryon
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-100 compare - 4 GHz12 / 12 cores Oryon
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-78-100 compare - 3.4 GHz12 / 12 cores Oryon
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus X1P-64-100 compare - 3.4 GHz10 / 10 cores Oryon
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus X1P-42-100 compare8 / 8 cores Oryon
Clock Rate <=4200 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 12
12 x 4.2 GHz Qualcomm Oryon
TDP Turbo PL280 Watt
Manufacturing Technology4 nm
GPUQualcomm Snapdragon X Adreno X1-85 (4.6 TFLOPS)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/24/2024
Product Link (external)


Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Single Core
min: 124     avg: 128.5     median: 128.5 (89%)     max: 133 Points
Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Multi Core
min: 950     avg: 1085     median: 1085 (20%)     max: 1220 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 2777     avg: 2872     median: 2871.5 (77%)     max: 2966 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 14056     avg: 14648     median: 14647.5 (58%)     max: 15239 points
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Surrounding CPUs

+ Apple M3 Pro 12-Core
   12x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
+ Apple M3 Pro 11-Core
   11x 2.75 GHz - 4.06 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-12650HX
   14x 1.5 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-13600HX
   14x 1.9 GHz - 4.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-13500HX
   14x 1.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Apple M2 Max
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- Apple M2 Pro
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- Intel Core i7-13620H
   10x 1.8 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- Intel Core i5-14450HX
   10x 1.8 GHz - 4.8 GHz
- Intel Core i7-12700H
   14x 1.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2024-06-20)