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Snapdragon X Elite: Qualcomm releases official Adreno GPU results with Intel Meteor Lake rivalling 1080p gaming performance

Qualcomm decided against comparing its Adreno X1-85 GPU against any modern AMD Radeon iGPUs. (Image source: Microsoft - edited)
Qualcomm decided against comparing its Adreno X1-85 GPU against any modern AMD Radeon iGPUs. (Image source: Microsoft - edited)
Qualcomm and its partners are still a few days away from delivering any Snapdragon X series devices yet. In the meantime, Qualcomm has published early results for its X1-85 GPU, albeit without comparing the GPU against any recent AMD Radeon iGPUs.

Qualcomm may have announced the Snapdragon X series, but no OEM has started shipping Snapdragon X Plus or Snapdragon X Elite-powered devices yet. To top that off, Qualcomm has decided to drip-feed performance numbers since the series' official announcement. Previously, the company briefed NPU-related benchmarks, while Microsoft commissioned Signal65 to test the Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) inside the Surface Laptop 7 15.

Now, Qualcomm has shared official Adreno X1 GPU specifications and performance numbers, evidence of which we have embedded below. Focusing on the Adreno X1-85, Qualcomm claims that it features six shader processors and 1,536 FP32 Arithmetic Logic Units (ALUs), as well as support for DirectX 11, DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 3.0 and Vulkan 1.3 APIs. Additionally, the Adreno X1-85 GPU is capable of processing 96 texels per cycle with a theoretical max of 4.6 TFLOPs and 72 gigapixels per second.

Unfortunately, Qualcomm's benchmarks throw up more questions than answers. On the one hand, the results suggest that the Adreno X1-85 and Intel Arc 8-core iGPU inside the Core Ultra 7 155H are competitive when gaming at 1080p. On the other hand, Qualcomm decided against providing many specifics in this regard, including details about the reference system with which these results were generated. On top of that, it did not include any independently verified results. Currently, early Snapdragon X series devices are expected to begin shipping on June 18. In the meantime, an alleged benchmark result does not paint the Snapdragon X Elite in a good light.

(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
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(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
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(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
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(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)
(Image source: Qualcomm via VideoCardz)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-06-14 (Update: 2024-06-15)