Microsoft's lineup of Surface products has steadily grown since it began in 2012, but could we see another new addition to the family soon?
As Windows Latest are reporting, a new version of AMD's APU chipset has leaked online. The Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition is an exclusive to Microsoft Surface devices.
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AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition
The Surface Laptop 3 was Microsoft's first PC to ship with an AMD chipset, as opposed to regular provider Intel. Its release is thought to be the start of a long partnership between the two companies.
The above specs would point to the chip being used in one of Microsoft's next 2-in-1s.
A new version of an existing device?
Despite being announced back in October 2019, both dual-screen devices are scheduled for a 'Holiday 2020' release date. However, there are rumours the Neo could be delayed until 2021.
With the next Surface Laptop probably ruled out, a more likely development would be its inclusion on an updated version of the Surface Go 2. That device shipped with a choice of Intel Pentium Gold or Core m3 processors, so adding an AMD version could give a boost to performance. The Surface Pro 8 is another candidate which may choose to add an alternative to Intel chips.
A new AMD chipset could be the latest in a long line of changes to the the Surface line since it began life in 2012. Read more here.