Spawn

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Microsoft appears to be working on a new Surface product that might be more different from its predecessors.
Microsoft plans to announce a new Surface product equipped with AMD CPU rather than the latest chips from Intel. The Redmond firm is prototyping a Surface device, possibly a new variant of Surface Laptop with a 13.5-inch display that includes AMD Renoir APU and discrete GPU manufactured by AMD.

According to a 3DMark database entry, one model comes with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU and entry-level RX 5300M dGPU. There appears to be another variant of the same device with Ryzen 7 4800U. This could be the 15-inch variant of the Surface device.

Microsoft could use AMD’s accelerated processing unit (APU) in this unannounced Surface device to improve the performance.
The benchmark points to the following hardware configurations:
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU with RX 5300M dGPU
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with RX 5300M dGPU
  • AMD Ryzen R5 4600U with RX 5500M dGPU
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U with RX 5600M
 

Spawn

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Microsoft don't do a well enough job to advertise the AMD models.

Most of the Surface line-up are Intel, with the exception to Surface Pro X (SQ1) and 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 (Oct 2019) with these AMD R5/7 3xxx-series chips.

Could this mean a refresh is coming soon with AMD R5/7 4xxx-series chips for late-2020?

Also why can't we get AMD in the Surface Pro / Book and Go range?

** Please correct if wrong
 
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