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Geekbench lists possible upgraded Microsoft Surface Pro X with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Plus and 16 GB of RAM

Microsoft launched the Surface Pro X last year. (Image source: Wired.jp)
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro X last year. (Image source: Wired.jp)
Geekbench has presented a possible upgraded Microsoft Surface Pro X. Paired with 16 GB of RAM, the device appears to be based on Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx Plus chipset. The mystery device is running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit too.
Alex Alderson,

Windows Latest has spotted an unusual device on Geekbench. Called the "OEMSR OEMSR Product Name DV", its name corresponds with Surface products that have appeared on the popular benchmarking website before their eventual release. There is no indication from the Geekbench listings that this device will ever come to market, but its appearance is intriguing for a few reasons.

Firstly, it is running the 64-bit version of Windows 10 Enterprise. Neowin exclusively announced in November that Microsoft planned to bring 64-bit x86 emulation to Windows on ARM (WoA), and Windows Latest suggests that this is an example of that plan coming to fruition. There have been reports recently of Microsoft making progress towards this goal, too.

The "OEMSR OEMSR Product Name DV" also has an eight-core processor clocked at 3.15 GHz, which is higher than the 3.0 GHz that the Microsoft SQ1 in the Surface Pro X can reach. Windows Latest posits that this processor, listed as an Intel Pentium II/III by Geekbench, could be the rumoured Snapdragon 8cx Plus. Its 3.15 GHz boost clock certainly matches the rumoured clock speed of the Snapdragon 8cx Plus, at any rate.

According to WinFuture, the Snapdragon 8cx Plus has a 1.8 GHz base clock and an Adreno 680 GPU that boost up to 718 MHz. Qualcomm is thought to be splitting the SoCs eight cores across two clusters again too. Whatever the processor actually is, Geekbench confirms that the Surface has been paired with 16 GB of RAM.

Ultimately, this mystery Surface device may remain a prototype. However, its appearance suggests that Microsoft is continuing to actively develop WoA, which is encouraging.

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(Image source: Geekbench)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 1 (Update: 2020-07-15)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.