Microsoft is planning to use AMD CPUs in the upcoming Surface
Laptop 4, with new benchmarks apparently showed alleged
Microsoft hardware running AMD Ryzen 4000 silicon processor.
While Intel has not been ditched by Microsoft for Surface
products, it looks like we could once again see Surface Laptop
4 with a wide range of CPUs from both Intel and AMD.
In a new 3DMark benchmark, a new Microsoft product has been
spotted and it runs on AMD 4800U processor with Windows 10 May
2020 Update, suggesting that Surface Laptop 4 could follow in
the footsteps of Surface Laptop 3.
Last year, Surface Laptop 3 was launched with AMD’s Ryzen 7
3780U and Ryzen 5 3580U CPUs, which were modified to improve
performance. Since Surface Laptop 3 has received positive
reviews from critics and users, it’s obvious that Microsoft
will stick with the experiment and go with AMD again.
Unlike the AMD CPUs used in Surface Laptop 3, the Ryzen 7 4800U
chip has eight cores and 16 threads. Ryzen 7 4800U has been
designed for light devices and it also comes with improved
cooling solutions. The Ryzen 7 4800U CPU offer clock rates of
1.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz and it has a TDP of 15 W by default.
It’s also worth noting that AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is manufactured
on a 7nm process and the performance of Surface Laptop 4 would
be much better than the Surface Laptop 3 as the new AMD
processor comes with double the number of cores and threads of
Microsoft is also testing other options for Surface Laptop 4,
including Ryzen 5 4500U, which features six cores and six
Surface product was spotted in another benchmark with Ryzen 5
4500U and base clock rate of 2.3 GHz with boosts up to 4
So far, Surface Laptop 4 is looking like a major upgrade over
its predecessor. Additionally, Microsoft and AMD are said to be
working closely, so the performance of the final, production
unit will be better.