Microsoft is preparing to swap Intel for AMD. According to the latest rumors, the Surface Laptop 3 may well hit the market with AMD's processor and graphics card.
The information comes through benchmarks that reveal that the notebook will come with an eight-core processor variant from AMD, and an integrated Radeon Vega graphics. Good to note that Microsoft's standard has been to use Intel hardware in Surface products.
The revealed benchmark (links at the end of the article) shows a Microsoft device to be controlled by an AMD Ryzen 5 3550U. Another benchmark published on Reddit shows a device with the same name as the previous leak: “OEMMO OEMMO Product Name DV”.
Like the previous one, it runs an AMD Ryzen 5 processor. It seems clear that Microsoft will even partner with AMD on the next version of its laptop.
This possible swap exchange will be a long setback for Intel
This will surely be a big win for AMD and a setback for Intel. This only shows that Microsoft is paying attention to AMD's quality development, but also aware of what it brings in terms of lower costs.
Microsoft event is scheduled for October 2
Microsoft has an event scheduled for October 2. Then we'll know if these rumors correspond to the truth, and we'll see all the details about the new Surface Laptop 3 revealed.
Passing the alleged Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 through Geekbench
Passing the alleged Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 through 3DMark
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