Intel reportedly convinced Microsoft to use its Pentium Gold chips in Surface Go

Surface Go

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the affordable Surface Go
tablet with Intel’s processors. Before the launch, there were
whispers stating that Microsoft might have wanted to use an ARM
chip in the Surface Go. But according to a new report, Intel’s
offer was good enough to convince the software giant to use its
Pentium Gold processor instead.

The report states that Intel’s offered convinced Microsoft to
use its Pentium Gold processors instead of the ARM chips in the
Surface Go. Microsoft might have also accepted the ARM
processor but it appears that Intel’s offer was too good to
refuse and the ARM processor with Windows 10 would have been
slow for the Surface Go.

“…The Intel Pentium Gold processor is great for Surface Go and
we worked closely with Intel to optimize Surface to deliver the
best power and performance for our customers, and a consistent
experience across the Surface family of devices…,” Microsoft
said in a statement to TechRadar.

Windows 10 on ARM is slowly getting better

Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Snapdragon 850
processor for Windows 10 devices. The ARM-based laptops
with Snapdragon 850 are already available in the market and the
benchmark of the processor has revealed close to 25 percent
performance increase over the SD 835 for Windows 10.

Windows 10 on ARM is still a work in progress but it’s slowly
getting better. The benchmark has revealed that the device
powered by the Snapdragon processor is capable of
providing better performance over.

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