AMD chips On Next-gen Microsoft Surface devices | custom-made AMD Zen
Microsoft decided to end its partnership with Intel and switch to AMD to power upcoming Surface Go, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro devices.
Microsoft used Intel to power its Surface range for the past 5 years. The recent vulnerabilities had a major impact on the reputation of Microsoft devices. Microsoft already developed some prototype Surface devices. Currently, the company is testing ARM and AMD chips that can run on those prototypes + Qualcomm Snapdragon chips to power some of the Surface Pro prototype.
The next generation Xbox Scarlett consoles are powered by AMD chips. So, Microsoft has an extra reason to switch to AMD for its Surface devices CPUs as well. In terms of performance, Qualcomm-powered devices are comparatively less powerful than Intel-based laptops.
AMD’s new Matisse desktop processors that smashed its way through Geekbench’s multi-core test recently; more precisely it was a Ryzen 9 3950X engineering sample (ES). Ryzen 9 3950X ES incredible results on Geekbench lately that had been amassed by a system known only as “AMD Myrtle” on the benchmark database. The single-core result was a huge 5,868 points, but that soon paled into comparison against the massive multi-core test score of 61,072 points. Geekbench entries can be tampered with, but thanks to an HWBOT submission, this particular record appears to be genuine.