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All-AMD Microsoft Surface notebook with Ryzen 5 4500U and RX 5300M spotted on 3DMark

Microsoft might soon release some all-AMD Surface Laptop variants. (Image Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft might soon release some all-AMD Surface Laptop variants. (Image Source: Microsoft)
It looks like Microsoft is already planning to add the newly launched Ryzen 4000 APUs to the Surface lineup, and this time around, we could potentially see 15-inch as well as 13.5-inch all-AMD models. The 13.5-inch models may get Ryzen 5 4500U / 7 4700U + RX 5300M configurations, while the 15-inch variants may end up powered by more powerful Ryzen R5 4600U / 7 4800U + RX 5500M/ RX 5600M combos.
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Microsoft promised to release more AMD-based Surface laptops last year, and, now that the Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs are available, we finally get to see some hardware specs for this year’s Surface models. One of the variants was recently spotted by Twitter user _rogame in the 3DMark database, and it looks like this could be a 13.5-inch model with an unusual hardware configuration that includes a Renoir APU plus a discrete GPU also manufactured by AMD.

_rogame believes this could be a Surface Book 3 variant, although another twitter user points out that the detachable screen feature on the Surface Book models uses Intel patents, so Microsoft might not want to mix and match vendors this way. It could very well turn out to be a Surface Laptop 3 or a Surface tablet. In any case, the 3DMark database entry shows a Ryzen 5 4500U APU coupled with an entry-level RX 5300M dGPU.

An interesting thing to point here is that the test identified the manufacturing process as 0 nm along with a 0 W TDP for the CPU. This could be due to Microsoft using custom SKUs that have different codenames and revision numbers. _rogame identified three “Acton” SKUs in Microsoft’s drivers, so this could be one of those.
 
We could expect to see Ryzen 5 4500U / 7 4700U + RX 5300M configurations for the 13.5-inch laptop, while the 15-inch variant could be powered by Ryzen R5 4600U / 7 4800U + RX 5500M/ RX 5600M combos.

Test results and specs (Source: 3DMark)
Test results and specs (Source: 3DMark)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1594 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-03-18 (Update: 2020-03-18)