TUXEDO’s ARM Notebook on the Horizon

As reported in recent press, TUXEDO Computers is developing an ARM notebook featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite SoC.

TUXEDO's ARM Notebook
  • TUXEDO Computers Working on ARM Notebook:
    • Snapdragon X Elite SoC from Qualcomm
    • Alternative to x86 notebooks
    • Comparable performance and lower energy requirements
  • Prototype Presentation at Computex:
    • Held in Taiwan
    • Porting TUXEDO OS with KDE Plasma to ARM
  • Snapdragon X Elite SoC Specifications:
    • In-house Oryon CPU
    • Outperforms Apple’s M2 SoCs
    • Higher energy efficiency
  • System on a Chip (SoC):
    • Integrated circuit with CPU, GPU, NPU, USB interfaces, memory
    • Ensures higher speed and effective PCB layout
  • Prototype Specs:
    • Snapdragon X Elite X1E80100
    • 12 Oryon cores (3.8 GHz, up to 4.6 GHz in dual-core boost)
    • Adreno GPU (1.25 GHz)
    • PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 3.0 lanes
    • Integrated NPU with 45 TeraFlops for AI workloads
    • Suited for business-class workhorses
  • Linux Compatibility:
    • Snapdragon X Elite SoCs are currently in Windows on ARM PCs
    • Efforts to make the SoC available for Linux
    • Functions incorporated into mainline kernels 6.8 and 6.9
    • Plans for kernels 6.10 and 6.11
  • Development Status:
    • First prototype in use
    • Alpha stage development
    • Missing drivers expected in upcoming kernel versions
  • Future Release:
    • Potential release by Christmas 2024
    • Uncertain release date due to pending hardware, software, and delivery capabilities
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