- Jan 8, 2011
The latest details on 2020’s Laptop update come from online benchmarking site 3DMark. They show a Microsoft laptop running AMD’s latest Ryzen series of processors. Mayank Parmar reports:
"According to one listing in the 3DMark 11 database, Microsoft is testing Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU and AMD Radeon RX 5300M mobile graphics card. Ryzen 5 4500U is also known as AMD Renoir and the processor is based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarchitecture. It is a hexa-core processor with 2.3 GHz base clock, which can go up to 4 GHz.
"Ryzen 5 4500U is designed to run within the slim devices, thanks to the 15W envelope, which makes it a good fit for Surface Laptop 4 or similar hardware.”
This would not be the first Surface hardware to run with AMD chips. The Surface Laptop 3, launched in October 2019, was the first to offer a choice between Intel and AMD. In general the AMD machines were slightly cheaper and aimed at consumers, while the Intel machine was focused on enterprise customers.