Snapdragon X Elite Beats Apple M2 in Multi-Core

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Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop is causing a stir and for good reason. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processor, and early benchmark results suggest it might be giving Apple’s M2 chip a run for its money.

The benchmark tests, performed by hardware enthusiast HXL was shared on X (formerly Twitter), used CPU-Z on the Surface Laptop 7 with the Snapdragon X Elite X1E-78-100 SoC. Since CPU-Z isn’t available on MacBooks, HXL booted a virtual Windows 11 to run the test, acknowledging that virtual machines can sometimes impact performance.

Snapdragon X Elite vs M2 Results

According to the results, the Surface Laptop 7 scored significantly higher in multi-threaded performance, achieving 7,923.5 points compared to the M2’s 3,822.3 points in the virtual machine.

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However, keep in mind that the M2 had a slight edge in single-threaded performance, scoring 749.5 points compared to the Surface Laptop’s 686.0 points.

What’s your take on this potential rivalry?