Alleged Surface Laptop 4 passes by GeekBench, coming with Intel and AMD CPUs


Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft launched its very first Surface Book laptop in October 2015 as the company’s fresh attempt in the market of PC. It proved to be a success since the company already unveiled many products in this segment. Now, reports suggest that the giant of Windows is gearing up to launch its Surface Laptop 4. According to a new benchmark score listing on GeekBench, Microsoft is preparing a Surface Laptop 4 for April 2021. The new laptop will come with Surface Edition AMD processors and Intel Tiger Lake-U processors.

The company released the first Surface Laptop 3 as its first laptop with AMD Processors last year. It is equipped with a custom Ryzeen 7 CPU which features integrated Radeon RX Vega 11 graphics. At that time, there were reports that Microsoft was cooperating with AMD to develop a variety of products. Apparently, this will also cover multiple generations of hardware.

Unlike its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 4 with a 13.5-inch display will have a variant featuring an AMD CPU

Back in the last month, Industry sources revealed that the next-generation Surface Laptop 4 will use custom AMD CPUs in all models. Currently, the AMD CPUs are only available for 15-inch models. This year, however, the smaller 13.5-inch models will use both AMD and Intel CPUs. This probably is another punch on Intel, after the end of its partnership with Apple.

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Surface Laptop 4 running on Intel Tiger Lake chip

Now, the newly leaked benchmark score shows a variety of configurations on the Surface Laptop 4. In a benchmark run, this laptop users the Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Tiger Lake-U) processor. The highest clock speed is 4.40GHz and it has 8GB of RAM. It scores 1,384 points in the Single-Core tests and 5,214 in the Multi-Core department.

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Surface Book 4 running on AMD custom chip

Another benchmark score shows that it runs a custom AMD processor. It carries “Microsoft Surface Edition” and we know that it’s another custom Ryzen chip with integrated graphics. This variant scores 1,063 points in the single-core tests and 5,726 in the multi-core department. As we can see, the Intel-powered variant leads in the single-core benchmark, but it’s destroyed in the multi-core department. Of course, these probably are unfinished products for testing. So the final results may be slightly different. The Ryzen 5 3580 is listed next to the processor name, but this can be just a placeholder. This unspecified processor may be part of the AMD Renoir series. For now, we’re not sure if Microsoft will use Ryzen 5 4000 or 5000 processors. Although the identity of this Ryzen chip is a mystery, it will certainly surpass the Surface Laptop 3 in terms of performance.

According to reports, Microsoft will unveil Surface Laptop 4 in April 2021. After this laptop, the company will launch another Surface device sometime in October this year. There are certain reports suggesting a Surface Duo with the company’s dual-screen design. Moreover, the company might also unveil a new Surface Pro 8 slate with an upgraded design and a new 32GB memory option.

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