Things are heating up! Surface Go 3 benchmarks have surface online, in a signal that the October Surface event Microsoft is planning may feature a larger lineup of devices.
We already have hints that Redmond is gearing up to launch a whole new family of Surface devices, which may include the Surface Pro 8 and whatever the company decides to call the Surface Book 4. The second-generation Surface Duo 2 is also well and truly in development.
And now, it seems that the Surface Go 3 also in the works.
Listings have appeared on Geekbench that are believed to be of the upcoming portable budget tablet, powered by shiny new Intel chips.
While nothing has been confirmed regarding the Surface Go 3 at this point, the benchmarks indicate that the device might come in two variants — one with an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor and the other with the Intel Core i3-10100Y chip.
Both CPUs are from the Intel Amber Lake Y series, and are energy saving chips designed to deliver modest performance on the go.
The listings further reveal that the base model of the Surface Go 3 comes housing 4GB of RAM, while the more powerful Core i3 model has an option of 8GB of memory.
Of course, exact specifications are unknown at this time, and will likely remain so until Microsoft makes these devices official. But we do have an inkling of the performance to expect based on these synthetic benchmarks that show some solid improvements over the Surface Go 2.
The base model has 62% better single-core score and 47% better multi-core score than the Pentium Gold 4425Y model of its predecessor. Numbers are 3,197 and 5,643 respectively. The difference at the higher-end appears to be much smaller, with 4% and 11% improvements over the Intel Core i3-8100Y.
We should know more soon.