The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 would arrive with AMD processors

by Kelvin
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 would arrive with AMD processors

Microsoft will announce the next October 2nd, in New York, a complete renovation of its Surface devices, and this implies the Surface Pro 3, Surface Book 3 and Surface Laptop 3, and at least one of these devices will receive AMD processors, but surprises don't end there, but there will also be variants with the SoC Snapdragon 8CX, which doubly hurts Intel.

As indicated, Microsoft has designed a Surface Laptop 3 from 15 inch powered by an AMD processor. Specifically we will have three variants of this model powered by AMD processors.Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 740x432 0


On the other hand, it is indicated that the most powerful model, the Surface Pro 7, will remain propelled by Intel through its processors Intel Comet Lake @ 14nm or their Intel Ice Lake @ 10nm, which are less powerful but more efficient, but also indicated a variant powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX SoC thinking of extreme autonomy Up to 24 hours of uninterrupted use without relying on a plug.

That there is no AMD presence here is logical, since the company has neglected the portable segment in favor of the desktop and servers, and is that Ryzen 3000 laptops CPUs continue to use a less attractive microarchitecture Zen + @ 12nm, while desktop versions employ Zen2 @ 7nm.

The processors chosen for Microsoft would be the AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (4 cores + 8 wires @ 2.10 / 3.70 GHz with Radeon Vega 8 @ 1.20 GHz GPU and a 35W TDP) and the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (4 cores + 8 wires @ 2.30 / 4.00 GHz with Radeon Vega GPU 10 @ 1.40 GHz and a TDP of 35W).

via: WinFuture