Snapdragon X Elite-powered laptops “can run most games,” but Dragon’s Dogma 2 might not be one of them

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Qualcomm’s long-awaited, high-powered chip, the Snapdragon X Elite, is gearing up for release in multiple different laptop models soon. However, despite being highly capable, the upcoming processor will seemingly be limited in its capacity to run demanding video games like Baldur’s Gate 3 and the recently released Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Speaking at the 2024 Game Developer Conference (via Wccftech), Qualcomm engineer Issam Khalil stated that laptops powered by the Snapdragon X Elite “can run most games.” Unfortunately, he did not reveal which genres or titles would run smoothly on these devices, leaving plenty of room for skepticism for those unconvinced about the chip’s capabilities. However, he mentioned that their company had tested all of the top games on Steam, stating afterward that the platform would support most titles.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 could be a struggle for the Snapdragon X Elite

As anyone who’s played Capcom’s latest open-world adventure probably knows, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is suffering from several performance issues caused by several in-game elements. These include the game’s dynamic NPCs and sprawling open world that demand a ton out of a device’s CPU, meaning you can’t simply alleviate it by turning off anti-aliasing or lowering your graphical preferences.

Now, it is worth noting that Capcom is in the process of providing a permanent fix to these issues. However, if it persists, those looking to explore Dragon’s Dogma 2 on Snapdragon X Elite-powered laptops may have to find a completely different device. That said, with these devices reportedly slated for a June 2024 launch, there’s still plenty of time for the game’s developers to release a solution. But if you want to play games without having to worry about whether your platform will run it, you may be better off selecting a different gaming laptop or building a PC with the best GPUs in 2024 instead.

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