Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Allegedly Ditches Intel for AMD Ryzen CPUs

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Microsoft’s Surface team may have boarded the Ryzen hype train. According to WinFuture, 15-inch variants of the Surface Laptop 3 will be powered by AMD’s new Zen 2-based CPUs. The previous generation featured Intel’s 7th Generation Core processors.

This switch would be a big win for the company due to the popularity and prestige of the Surface line. Three 15″ models will supposedly be available, possibly with the AMD Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H (“quad-core SoCs with integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU, which offer maximum clock rates of 3.7 and 4.0 gigahertz and are manufactured in 12-nanometer scale”).

It is still unclear whether Microsoft might also offer the 15-inch model, at least as an option, with Intel chips, but we do not have any relevant information yet. Instead, you put at least the new Surface Laptop 3 15 fully on AMD.


Tsing Mui
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