Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X Elite chips could mean better laptop battery life than ever before – but one thing worries me about these new processors

Qualcomm is gunning for Apple and Intel, with its spicy new Snapdragon X Elite chip proving very impressive when I demoed it at an event recently. Performance was excellent across the board, with special attention given to the new chip’s AI capabilities thanks to its best-in-class Hexagon NPU. But there was one thing I didn’t pay enough attention to at first glance: power efficiency.Now, power consumption is perhaps one of the least sexy elements of microprocessor design. It’s easy

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