Microsoft’s 3rd-generation Surface Go may have been spotted on Geekbench with updated Intel CPUs. Seeing Surface Go 3 pop up on Geekbench means the device could be ready in time for Microsoft’s Surface hardware event this fall.
Spotted by German site WinFuture, based on the benchmark info there are two variants of Surface Go 3 listed. According to the benchmark, the base model Surface Go 3 featured an Intel Pentium 6500Y and a high-end model. The base model features a new fanless Intel dual-core Amber Lake Y-Series chip that runs at 1.1-3.4 GHz. The base model Surface Go 3 with the Pentium Gold 6500Y scores 62% higher than the Surface Go 2 in the single core test and 47% higher than the Surface Go 2 in a multi-core test.
The high-end model features a quad-core Intel Core i3-10100Y that runs at 1.3-3.9GHz. What all this amounts to is a significant performance jump for the Surface Go 3. WinFuture also alleges that “Redmonders” or also known as Microsoft employees are testing an AMD-powered Surface Go 3 variant. Other rumors point to a Snapdragon 7c-powered Surface Go X making an appearance. We won’t have long to wait now that benchmarks are popping up online, that is a typical hallmark of an impending release.