Surface Book 3 comes with Intel Ice Lake CPUs and Nvidia GPUs

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Surface Book 3

After two and a half years, Microsoft has finally announced the
next-generation Surface Book. The Surface Book 3 is Microsoft’s
latest detachable PC and it comes with internal specs bump, but
the device doesn’t change much in terms of the design.

As we spotted in the certifications, Surface Book 3 comes with
Intel’s 10th-generation ‘Ice Lake’ instead of Comet Lake CPUs.
Surface Book 3 will have better performance than the
predecessor, thanks to Intel’s 10-nanometer 10th Gen Ice Lake
CPUs.

For Surface Book 3, Microsoft is currently offering two CPU
options—Core i5-1035G7 and Core i7-1065G7. Both chipsets have
the Iris Plus Graphics and Core i7-1065G7 CPU is the
second-fastest Ice Lake U-series chip in the SKU.

The CPU has four cores, eight threads and a max turbo frequency
of 3.9Ghz, but only the 15-inch variant comes in a Core i7
flavour. Unfortunately, the Core i5 models don’t have dedicated
graphics.

Surface Book 3 with a 13.5-inch display is powered by Nvidia
GeForce GTX 1650 and it comes with Max-Q Design and 4GB GDDR5
memory. For the 15-inch variant, you’ll get GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
with Max-Q Design and 6GB GDDR6 memory.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design and 6GB GDDR6 memory
allows you to play top games Xbox Game Pass at 1080p with
60fps.

Microsoft will bundle Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 GPU with Surface
Book 3 for the commercial customers. The Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
GPU support real-time ray tracing, DLSS and other features that
you won’t get from the GeForce GTX lineup.

The appearance and display of the Surface Book 3 is the same as
the Surface Book 2. For 13.5-inch model, there is 3000×2000
resolution with 267ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the
15-inch model comes with 3240×2160 resolution and 260ppi pixel
density.

The Surface Book 3 starts at $1,599 and you can pre-order the
flagship device from the Microsoft
Store.



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