The cause behind the hypothesis is an unidentified Microsoft system that not too long ago popped-up on 3DMark. The system, considered a Surface Laptop 4 variant, is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U processor. The chip was introduced at CES 2020 in January as a part of the all-new Ryzen 4000 lineup.
As could be seen from the screenshot beneath, the CPU within the unidentified system appears to be clocked at 4.21GHz. The Ryzen 7 4800U CPU is an octa-core CPU with 16-threads. It is a 7nm chip that provides clock speeds between 1.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz. The processor is made particularly for ultrabooks and comparable light-weight gadgets and has a TDP of 15W. It additionally comes with enhanced thermal administration for higher effectivity.
Meanwhile, Microsoft can be believed to be testing different AMD chips for the Surface Laptop 4. As could be seen from the screenshot beneath, one other unknown Microsoft product was noticed on 3DMark not too long ago with the Ryzen 5 4500U clocked at 2.3GHz. The 4500U is a hexa-core chip with increase clock speeds going as much as 4GHz.
It is price noting that Microsoft launched a number of AMD-powered Surface Laptop 3 fashions after sticking with Intel for the Gen-1 and Gen-2 lineups. The 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 is obtainable in a lot of configurations. It has a number of variants powered by the Ryzen 5 3580U and Ryzen 7 3780U CPUs. However, the newer AMD chips are sooner and extra power-efficient. So let’s hope that the upcoming gadgets can be higher performers than their predecessors.