A benchmark for the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4, Qualcomm’s upcoming processor for PCs, has recently been leaked, revealing impressive results that suggest it may outperform Apple’s 2022 M2 chipset. Twitter user @Tech_Reve shared the specifications and benchmark scores for the 8cx Gen 4, raising eyebrows in the tech community.

According to the leak, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4’s CPU will feature clock speeds of 3.0 GHz and 2.3 GHz, with a GPU clocked at 1 GHz. Geekbench 5 results reveal a single-thread score of 1,300 and a multi-thread score of 10,000, with a WildLifeExtreme score of 5,000. Notably, the target single-thread score for the 8cx Gen 4 is 1,800, indicating that Qualcomm still has room for improvement. Variant versions of the 8cx Gen 4 are also said to be in development.

In contrast, Apple’s 2022 M2 chipset, code-named Staten, is based on the Apple A15 chip and features eight CPU cores and a 10-core GPU. Although it will be more powerful than the Apple M1 chip, the M2 is not Apple’s most powerful chipset.

In January 2023, Apple unveiled the next-generation M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, boasting industry-leading power efficiency and improved performance. Both chips have demonstrated better CPU, GPU, and NPU performance compared to their M1 counterparts and the latest Intel chips.

The Apple M2 chipset is used in MacBook Pro and MacBook Air devices, while the Snapdragon 8cx will of course power ARM-based Windows 11 laptops.

These devices have always lagged in terms of performance, however, with the leaked Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 benchmarks in view, it appears that Qualcomm is finally gearing up to challenge Apple’s dominance in the high-performance PC market. Regardless of the outcome, the competition between these two tech giants is expected to drive innovation and deliver more powerful, efficient devices for consumers.