Leaked 3DMark listing indicates that a Renoir Ryzen 7 4800U-powered Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is in the works
Rumors indicate that Microsoft's upcoming Surface Laptop 4 will feature the eight-core sixteen-thread AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 15W processor, with RX Vega 8 graphics. Tipster @TUM_APISAK recently outed a 3DMark benchmark listing for the Ryzen 7 4800U.
Of interest, though, was the fact that the device in question was made by Microsoft. Microsoft has already utilized Zen CPUs in its Surface Laptop lineup. The Surface Laptop 3 offers the Zen+ Ryzen 5 3580U and Ryzen 7 3780U as configurable options.
This means that the Renoir Ryzen 7 4800U is the logical next step. It's interesting to note that Microsoft partnered with AMD to deploy specialized Ryzen 3000 variants for the Surface Laptop. For instance, relative to the vanilla Ryzen 7 3700U, the Ryzen 7 3780U Microsoft Surface Edition features an additional RX Vega CU for added graphics power.
We can't rule out the possibility that Microsoft and AMD will do something similar with the Ryzen 7 4800U. In any case, we should be hearing more about the Surface Laptop 4 in the months to come and we will keep you posted.