Microsoft's upcoming Ice-Lake-powered Surface device allegedly spotted on Geekbench
Microsoft is expected to release a refreshed lineup of Surface devices this fall, with rumors going around regarding a possible October 2 launch. Leaks on possible new features for the upcoming Surface models were kept to a minimum up until now, but it looks like the first alleged test prototype benchmarks for next gen Surface devices were posted this June. However, the results were only recently spotted by the guys over at Windows Latest on Geekbench.
It is yet unclear if this is a Surface Pro or a Surface Laptop model, but it is definitely a Surface device, as the “OEMJL OEMJL Product Name EV1.5A” denomination is consistent with the naming scheme assigned to previous Surface Go variants. Geekbench reports that the upcoming Surface is powered by an Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1 quad-core CPU with UHD Graphics iGPU coupled with 8 GB of RAM. This CPU is supposed to have boost frequencies set to 3.60 GHz, but the benchmark tool indicates a higher-than-standard default frequency of 1.19 GHz consistent with the configurable TDP feature that allows OEMs to downclock or overclock their devices implemented by Intel on its 10 nm CPUs.
No other details are revealed with the results, but, as far as scores go, the next gen Surface seems to be on equal footing, if not even faster than AMD’s equivalent Ryzen 3 ULV CPUs.