Microsoft’s next-gen Surface appears in benchmark with AMD, Intel CPUs

Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft could refresh its Surface Pro lineup with a faster
Intel Tiger Lake CPU and Surface Laptop with both AMD and Intel
options. Rumours have suggested that the next-gen Surface
Laptop and Surface Pro will ship with upgraded internal
hardware, but there won’t be any
noticeable changes to the overall look and feel of the
devices.

If the latest benchmark turns out to be correct, next-gen
Surface Laptop might come with AMD’s Renoir, which is based on
the Zen 2 CPU and Vega GPU microarchitectures.

This conclusion has been drawn after we spotted two unknown
Surface hardware listed in the Geekbench 5 database.

Benchmark for a
device codenamed “OEMWY” suggests that Microsoft’s Surface Pro
8 or Surface Laptop 4 (Business edition) could use Intel’s
11th-generation Tiger Lake CPU (i7-1185G7).

Surface Pro benchmark

Intel Tiger Lake processor should give the Surface Pro 8 and
Surface Laptop 4 some help making a dent in the market, thanks
to the
Xe graphics. The “Xe” GPU is based on Intel’s new
architecture and it will replace the current GPUs found in its
Ice Lake CPUs in devices like the Surface Pro 7.

Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Renoir

Another
benchmark is for a Surface product with the codename “OEMGR
OEMGR Product Name DV”.

The Geekbench entry states that the Surface Laptop is using
outdated AMD Ryzen 7 3780U chip, but its “AMD Renoir”
connection can be sussed out by the codename highlighted in the
benchmark.

Surface Laptop Renoir

While the benchmark doesn’t bear the ‘Microsoft’ branding,
we’re confident that these are Surface products. Microsoft has
previously used the “OEM Product Name” codename for the Surface
Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Go and even Surface Duo.

Plenty of caution is still required around this rumour, as
there is also the possibility that this Geekbench result could
simply be highlighting Surface prototype.

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