Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows: Development tools for Qualcomm Snapdragon

Snapdragon Dev Kit

As you know, Qualcomm has presented a new SoC for laptops and miniPCs, based on ARM, and thus be able to compete with Intel and AMD, in addition to facing the success that the Apple M-Series chips have had. This SoC includes both ARM processors, as well as integrated GPU, as well as AI accelerators, that is, NPUs. Well, to take advantage of the potential of these NPUs, the American company has released a new development kit designed to boost the creation of AI applications.

This kit is equipped with the powerful Snapdragon X Elite processor, which offers much more processing power than its predecessor. This results in smoother development of AI applications such as large language models and advanced image processing tools. All in a compact format, with the appearance of a miniPC, and with Microsoft Windows 11 operating systems.

Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows technical specifications

If you want to know what are the technical specifications of the new Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows, to develop AI apps and take advantage of the potential of the NPU of this SoC, are:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite SoC (X1E-00-1DE)
    • 12-core 64-bit Armv8 CPU with Oryon microarchitecture (optimization of the Arm Cortex-X) with a frequency of up to 3.8 GHz, or 4.3 GHz for single or dual-core boost modes, and with a total cache memory of 42MB
    • Adreno GPU up to 4.6 TFLOPS, and support for DirectX 12 API
    • AI Acceleration
      • Hexagon NPU with up to 45 TOPS
      • Dual micro NPU on Qualcomm Sensing Hub
      • A total of 75 TOPS combining the power of CPU, GPU, NPU, and micro NPU
      • Up to 30 tokens per second for 7B LLM models
    • Adreno VPU for machine vision
      • 4K60 10-bit encoding with H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
      • Decoding to 4K120 10-bit with H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP9, ​​AV1
      • Concurrency to 4K60 with H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP9, ​​AV1 and 2x 4K30 with H.264, HEVC (H.265), AV1
  • 32GB LPDDR5x RAM main memory
  • 512GB NVMe SSD type storage
  • Video output
    • HDMI
    • 3x USB4
    • Support up to 3x 4K UHD monitors
  • Audio 3.5mm jack
  • Connectivity
    • RJ45 Ethernet
    • WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 with integrated Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 modem
  • USB ports
    • 3x USB4 Type-C
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • sTPM Security Module
  • Power button
  • Dimensions 199x175x35 mm
  • Weight of 970 grams
  • Materials 20% recycled plastic from the oceans.

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