The renewed competition between AMD Intel in the world of laptops is becoming especially apparent in the new family from home Microsoft Office - which will offer consumers for the first time a choice between the two camps according to their personal preference within the framework of the mobileSurface Its an 3 laptop.
Microsoft has chosen to use the latest hardware on the market as part of the third generation of its laptops, which will swell with the addition of advanced 15-inch models to the 13-inch models offered in the first pair of generations - which means 10th-generation Intel 3000-core Core processors, alongside Ryzen XNUMX of AMD At 12 nm. Equality of powers? At Microsoft contacted AMD And together created an exclusive pair of enhanced chips designed to ensure that this is indeed the situation on the ground.
The Surface Laptop will be offered with quad-core Ryzen 5 3580U and Ryzen 7 3780U processors with a 15-watt power envelope, while their improvement over Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 7 3700U processors is extra graphics processing power - with 9 processing clusters in Ryzen 5 relative to the 8 chip processing clusters available from all other manufacturers in the market, and 11 processing clusters instead of 10 processing clusters in Ryzen 7. The maximum working frequencies remain similar, but still this is an addition of at least ten percent, which should cope with the jump She managed to demonstrate it Intel At its Gen.11 cores in the latest Ice Lake processors relative to theCore Of the eighth generation.
The first network performance tests for the Ryzen 5 3580U model On the UserBenchmark site Showing lower results than that of its Intel Core i5-1035G7 quadruple by just over ten percent - so it seems that Ice Lake may have an advantage when it comes to overall processing performance over AMD, With bonuses such as built-in support forThunderbolt 3, built-in support for connectivity Wi-Fi 6 and support for LPDDR4X memories are fast and cost effective. Will the red chip developer's big win come in the field of graphical performance? This is something we have not yet received evidence of, though it seems perfectly possible when considering the theoretical numbers.
It will be interesting to get the full picture of the power relations between Intel and CPUs AMD On devices in the same shell and from the same major manufacturer - although it seems that even a relative lack of current Ryzen models will not deter Microsoft's people, who have already stated that the development of a second generation of custom chips with AMD Is on its way for future models. Will the transition to 7 nm lithography in the mobile world also allow us to see such products inSurface Pro 8? We'll see.
3 Surface Laptops will be on sale early next month, with a base price of 1,000 dollars for the 13.5-inch version (on Intel's purity) and 1,200 dollars for the 15-inch versions (with the AMD, And other versions with processors Intel To be offered only to businesses and organizations). Is this the beginning of a wonderful friendship and competition? We'll know soon.